EOSDA and TelOne team up to improve Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector

EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA), a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analysis, and Zimbabwe-based TelOne Pvt (Limited), have announced a strategic partnership. The partnership will enable TelOne to establish itself in the smart farming sector and help the government, farmers, financial institutions and other players in Zimbabwe’s agricultural value chain to create value for communities. and the country’s economy.

Agricultural activities in the country provide employment and income for two-thirds of the population and contribute about 17% of Zimbabwe’s GDP since 85% of Zimbabwe’s land is for agricultural purposes. Despite this, the number of people with insufficient food consumption has increased by 0.5 million in the year 2022 alone. Therefore, empowering agribusinesses with the latest technologies is crucial for the development of the country and the well-being of the country. -being of the population.

TelOne is a public company that provides communications and digital solutions to customers in Zimbabwe. It aims to facilitate a digital society in the country across all sectors of its economy, including agriculture.

Speaking on the partnership, Brijesh Thoppil, Director of Strategic Partnerships at EOS Data Analytics, said, “Humanity is going through rapid changes that require us to perform rapid digital transformations. As Africa is set to become a global hub for agritech, new developments in the African agricultural sector and in Zimbabwe in particular can bring multiple benefits to industry stakeholders and uplift communities of smallholders. farmers. This is why we are so excited about this strategic partnership with TelOne”.

Similarly, Melody Harry, Head of Corporate Communications at TelOne (Pvt) Limited, said, “TelOne remains committed to delivering digital solutions that aim to facilitate a digital society by 2023. Agriculture being a contributor major contributor to the country’s GDP, it is imperative that we provide solutions to this key sector. By partnering with EOSDA, we are bringing a proven cutting-edge crop monitoring and remote sensing solution that will go a long way in helping the nation achieve food sustenance.”

As part of the cooperation with EOSDA, TelOne will get a professional-level subscription to EOSDA Crop Monitoring, an online satellite-based precision farming platform for field monitoring.

Lana T. Arthur