Anthony Willmott, CEO & Co-Founder
As the farming sector is facing the challenge of feeding an increasing worldwide population in ways that are both economically and environmentally viable, innovations in analytics and technology platforms are playing an increasingly significant role in supporting crop management choices. As digital agriculture matures, agricultural retailers (ag retail), through interrelated farm techniques and crop input products, will continue their significant function in serving manufacturers. Often organized as cooperatives and consisting of countless satellite sites, ag distributors serve as intermediaries between producers and growers. Ag retailers are regarded as the trusted consultant of the grower on a regular basis.
Digital Agriculture Services, with its patented DAS Rural Intelligence Platform, is focused on empowering contemporary farmers at the forefront of this technological revolution in agriculture. The startup company partnered with Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, to market their agricultural research and unlock the importance of digital agriculture. The DAS platform was created using machine learning and AI and is being applied to develop rural, data-driven alternatives that transform the way rural assets are evaluated, valued and monitored. This platform utilizes satellite images to monitor paddocks and their results over time to better inform agricultural sector decision-making.
The Rural Intelligence Platform draws information on variables including productivity, water access, yield, land use, crop type, precipitation, and drought effect from only trusted data sources to provide an image of both what has historically occurred on a property and its present condition.
The platform offers precise data that can assist in defining vulnerability or investment choices that create resilience. It also functions as a completely new rural analytics model that will facilitate risk quantification and prepare for problems such as weather volatility and change. “Digital agriculture is about supporting the ecosystem that supports the farmer, ensuring that farmers, businesses, policymakers and anyone who invests in the agricultural ecosystem have the correct rural information to make more informed choices.”
Anyone with a stake in today’s farm and food ecosystem also utilizes rural intelligence DAS. The startup software enables users to generate maps of their farm, monitor mob motions and grassing. Also, the platform is helpful to monitor the feed-on-offer and daily consumption, separately handle livestock and generate, allocate, and track team assignments. It operates on over 1,700 farms across Australia, covering 35 million acres, with 10 percent of Australia’s animals under software leadership.
Digital agriculture is about supporting the ecosystem that supports the farmer, ensuring that farmers, businesses, policymakers and anyone who invests in the agricultural ecosystem have the correct rural information to make more informed choices
Besides, DAS is already working closely with a number of major firms to pilot the Rural Intelligence Platform, with some of the most significant investments coming from the real estate, financial services, and insurance industries. With DAS estimating that around $125 billions in losses are incurred annually on unreliable or incomplete information in agricultural financial choices in Australia, the market of the platform is important: The Asia Pacific digital agriculture market is anticipated to expand to $25 billion by 2028.
The Digital Agriculture Service allows farmers to know the present and historical performance of their farms intuitively. The service empowers farmers to create data-driven choices that will safeguard and enhance returns in the future with thorough insights into activities and the environment. The Rural Intelligence Platform of the DAS provides the single pane of glass to farming professionals who need high-efficiency—today and tomorrow.