Creating Opportunities for Farmers in Bolivia
April 14th, 2022
BELIZE CITY, BELIZE — Dimitra Incorporated, a global Agtech company on a mission to make its technology available to smallholder farmers globally, is happy to announce its working with the Government of the State of Oruro, a public entity responsible for planning and executing programs and projects at the department of Oruro, Bolívia.
The Government of Oruro will be implementing Dimitra’s advanced technology to help develop the state’s agriculture to improve production in terms of volume, productivity, and quality to achieve competitiveness in the market. Another goal of working together is to increase income for the farmers and enable new learning opportunities pertaining to the production and management of their lands.
Dimitra and the Government of Oruro are building projects and applying for international funds to help deploy Dimitra’s Connected Farmer Platform to all farmers in Oruro. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will be utilized as powerful tools to provide remote technical assistance to the farmers and, in doing so, help them better understand their land. Traceability, pest control, and compliance with phytosanitary measures are also on the agenda for the farmers of Oruro.
There are hundreds of communities in Oruro dedicated to agricultural activities, mainly roots and tubers, and raising sheep, cattle, and llamas. In this order, the crops with the highest production are quinoa, alfalfa, and potato. In the department of Oruro, livestock farming is a fundamental activity for the rural population due to the existing climatic restrictions and the low degree of integration into the economy and market exchange.
The governor, Dr. Vedia, mentions that one of the premises of his Government is to grant better conditions to farmers in addition to medium and small farmers of the different municipalities, a slogan that is strengthened with this type of inter-institutional agreement. By deploying Dimitra’s technologies, together, Dimitra and the Government of Oruro will strengthen the economic, social, and cultural development of farmers.
Armando, Dimitra’s Bolivian Sale Partner states, “the agreement signed with the Government of Oruro — Bolivia is of utmost importance for the agriculture of this region, particularly for the quinoa sector. Making information necessary for the soil preparation and improved agricultural practices will enhance performance greatly. With the technology that Dimitra offers, the farmers will be able to improve the productivity and economics of regional agriculture. We will also be supporting product development and soil care and avoiding and adapting to impacts due to climate change”.
“Working with the Department of Oruro allows us to help thousands of small farmers, bringing access to Dimitra’s technology through cooperation with the Government of Oruro,” says Diego Costa, Dimitra’s Latam Director.
Dimitra is a global Agtech company with a mission to help smallholder farmers across the world. Dimitra works with governments, farming cooperatives, ag corps, NGOs, and for-profit organizations. The Dimitra platform is built on blockchain technology and incorporates mobile technology, machine learning, IoT devices, satellite and drone imagery, genomics, and advanced farming research. Through our data-driven approach, Dimitra helps farmers increase yield, reduce expenses, and mitigate risk. Dimitra believes that every smallholder farmer should, benefit from simple, beautiful, and useful technology regardless of economic standing.
The State Government of Oruro is an autonomous public entity with the mission to promote, stimulate and coordinate the collective construction of productive, human, social, economic, territorial development and the protection of the principles, rights, and duties to improve the well-being and quality of life of the population, supplying the sectors, through the execution of projects and programs in a timely, efficient, equitable and quality manner according to competencies determined by law with the efficient and transparent use of public resources in partnership with private initiative, facilitating new production processes.
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