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28
Aug

Kaggle: Africa Soil Prediction Challenge

Calling all data scientists! We’ve just launched a new competition on Kaggle: The Africa Soil Property Prediction Challenge. The problem is to predict the concentrations of Calcium, Phosphorus, pH level, Carbon, and Sand in the soils of Africa, given mid-infrared spectroscopy measurements. Winners will not only be awarded with cash prizes, but also have real …

7
Jun

UAVs for Precision Agriculture

Currently we are in East Africa working on one of our larger jobs — a Gates Foundation project called AfSIS, which stands for Africa Soil Information Service. The project aims to build accurate GIS maps of Africa’s soil resources through precision agriculture techniques, and in so doing, we hope to ultimately increase the prosperity of rural …