The Scanner was mentioned for helping farmers in Kenya with better understanding of their soil
Innovative technology from the Netherlands
SoilCares (now part of AgroCares) is mentioned in the September edition of National Geographic Magazine. This edition features a detailed article about Dutch agriculture and its remarkable productivity in terms of yield per square mile. The piece titled “A tiny country feeds the world” explains how the Netherlands is changing the way the world is farming by implementing innovative technologies. Despite its small size, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of food in the world. This is made possible by the use of the latest agricultural technologies including SoilCares technology for soil analysis.
Scanner helps farmers to better understand their soil
SoilCares was included in the article particularly because of our work in Africa where our handheld soil Scanner helps small holder farmers better understand their soil.
National Geographic: “In a family-owned bean field in Africa’s Rift Valley a team from SoilCares a Dutch agricultural technology firm, explains the functions of a small handheld device. In conjunction with a cell phone app, the device analyzes the soil’s pH, organic matter, and other properties, then uploads the results to a database in the Netherlands and returns a detailed report on optimal fertilizer use and nutrient needs – all in less than 10 minutes. At a cost of a few dollars, the report provides input that can help reduce crop losses by enormous margin to farmers who have never had access to soil sampling of any kind.”
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