• SAP Innovation Award Winner Regional Choice

    Waterwatch wins the SAP Innovation Award 2018!

    In the Regional Choice category the Waterwatch Crop Disease Alert app has won the SAP Innovation Award 2018!   Every day, smallholder farmers around the world must look out at their fields and make crucial decisions that could drastically affect their livelihoods. The Waterwatch Crop Disease Alert app supports these

  • Signing Memorandum of Understanding to establish AgriSpaces China

    AgriSpaces China: Where Space Meets Agri

    Ad Bastiaansen, chairman of Waterwatch Cooperative, took part in the Dutch high-level trade delegation to China from 8 to 13 April 2018. In the province of Xi’an, a Memorandum of Understanding is signed between WaterWatch Cooperative and Chinese partners to establish AgriSpaces China. Dutch Minister of Agriculture Carola Schouten was present during

  • Launch of GREENCoffee Mobile Services Application

    On 29th September 2017, the GreenCoffee consortium introduced its mobile services in the central highlands of Vietnam. These services aim to provide 100.000 Robusta farmers with: Weather information Good agricultural practices (GAP) Pests and disease information Soil information and daily market prices of coffee This information will be available via the SMS,

  • Feeding the world with “smart pixels”

    According to an article published on the magazine Waterforum, the Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) launched an initiative of an open database with satellite imagery of Africa and the Middle East to help the countries get more “crop per drop” (read more here). Mr Maurits Voogt, the director of the Dutch company

  • Earth Observation contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

    Netherlands Space Office (NSO) recently published a study on how Earth observation can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to monitoring and progress reporting on the SDGs. Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals were spearheaded by the United Nations in September 2015, which range from ending poverty and hunger to

  • Successfull EDD side event on “Investing in Space for AgriFood”

    On 7th June 2017, Waterwatch Cooperative, the Social Equity Fund and the Representative of the European Commission in the Netherlands organised a workshop on “Investing in Space for AgriFood” at the premises of the European Commission office in The Hague (Europe House). This event was a side event in the

  • Waterwatch Solutions develops the Crop Disease Alert 2.0 in the SAP Run Live Truck

    The SAP Run Live Truck is a ‘Hackathon on wheels’. Based on a challenge and an idea to solve this, a team of dedicated SAP developers bring the idea within one week towards a viable solution. In the 2nd week of May 2017 the SAP Run Live Truck focused on

  • Waterwatch Cooperative at the third GODAN workshop

    Waterwatch Cooperative participated in the third GODAN workshop on “Creating Impacts with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition”, on 13-15 February 2017 in the Hague. Waterwatch Cooperative is a member of the network Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN). GODAN is a public-private partner network that supports the proactive

  • Waterwatch Solutions at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

    Waterwatch Solutions attended the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) Europe on 9-10 May in Utrecht at the Jaarbeurs Expo Centre. GFIA Global is the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations, held in Abu Dhabi every year since 2014. The GFIA team brought GFIA Europe to the Netherlands for the

  • Waterwatch Cooperative marks an important step towards partnering with China

    On Monday, 6th March 2017 Waterwatch Cooperative in collaboration with the Netherlands Space Office met with Chinese organizations in Beijing, China to create potential future partnerships in space applications. Waterwatch Cooperative aims to share its knowledge and know-how of creating space applications with China. China is a big agricultural market