From agriculture data to action

Akvo empowers the agricultural sector with data-driven decision making and innovative technology to improve outcomes for farmers and for the environment. How? We help organisations, NGOs, and farmers ensure compliance with sustainability standards, maximise the use of agriculture data, and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Join us in making agriculture more sustainable, fair, data driven, and climate resilient.

Our agriculture data and tech services

We offer data and technology services tailored to your needs and goals, and we bring agriculture sector expertise and local presence to ensure that the work we do is contextually relevant and sustainable.

Agricultural data collection at scale

We have developed surveys, tools, and methodologies to collect comparable agricultural data at scale without compromising on data quality or local context.

Farmer income data analysis

We assist organisations in measuring and analysing living income, as well as calculating the living income gap. By leveraging data science, intuitive visualisations, and deep sector knowledge, we generate insights that inform smartly-targeted interventions aimed at boosting farmer income.

Farmer information services

We collaborate with organisations, cooperatives, NGOs, and other local actors to create customised information systems. These systems provide vital insights such as weather forecasts, market prices, and fertiliser usage, empowering smallholder farmers with both online and offline tools for climate adaptation, market access, and increased yields.

Data-driven intervention design

We design data-driven interventions to help a variety of actors in the agriculture sector to enhance smallholder farmer livelihoods. Our service uses technical, data, and thematic expertise to develop and harmonise agricultural tools, ensuring a deep understanding of farmer needs and creating targeted interventions.

Maximising use of existing agriculture data

We help organisations maximise the use of agricultural data by standardising collection methods and developing clear usage strategies. Our service enhances data-driven decision making by assessing current data capabilities, identifying bottlenecks, and implementing tailored improvements. 

Advanced analytics for development programmes

The importance of data in sustainable agriculture

Smallholder farming plays a crucial role in ensuring global food security, alleviating poverty, and enhancing climate resilience. However, smallholders face significant barriers to improving their livelihoods through farming, including unpredictable weather conditions, limited market access, and insufficient access to finance.

High quality data and relevant insights are crucial to decision making, collaboration, and monitoring, for all types of actors: farmers themselves, NGOS, governments, and private sector actors. 

What is your key challenge when it comes to agriculture and data? Speak to our team to find out how Akvo can help you with your data and technology needs.

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Jildemarie Brouwer is Akvo’s global agriculture lead and data expert.

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