Dimitra: Our Namesake
Dimitra is a unique name. It was chosen as a nod to ancient mythology. In Greek culture, Demeter, or Dimitra, is the Goddess of Agriculture, responsible for bringing knowledge on how to cultivate the land and credited for producing successful harvests. This idea of providing resources to increase growth for farmers is aligned beautifully with our company, Dimitra.
Here is a little history on this figure, and how the tales and ethos surrounding her identity align with our own mission.
The Goddess Dimitra
Δημήτηρ, Dimitra/Demeter, is an Olympian goddess, ruling from Mount Olympus over the harvest and agriculture, the grains, and fertility of the earth. She is affectionately called “she of the grain” and “giver of customs.” A distinctly female divinity, the motifs that surround Dimitra’s identity include fruitfulness, one who brings something to pass, and divine giver. This benefactress presides over sacred law that governs the cycles of life, death, the crops and the harvest.
- Dimitra is the mother of Persophones, the goddess of spring growth. She searched for her daughter, a tale described in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, thought to have been penned sometime between 1400–1200 BC.
- Dimitra is a Greek goddess closely associated with a Roman goddess, Ceres, and an Anatolian goddess, Cybele.
- As an earth goddess, Dimitra’s iconography includes fruits, grains, flowers, and similar symbols of growth and new life. Her emblem is a poppy.
Praise of Dimitra
Ancient cultures did not have access to information about the science of farming. They were governed by superstitions, appealing to goddesses like Dimitra to bring them prosperity and good fortune.
Today, while the body of knowledge around agriculture has improved, there are still many farmers around the world who have understanding but lack the tools needed to support growth.
That is where we come in, and why we take this namesake as a charge to further our mission.
Dimitra: Agricultural Technology for Farmers Around the World
Here is a summary of our purpose-built platform:
“Dimitra Platform v1.0 has been built to ensure equal access to technology, knowledge, and marketplaces to farmers globally. Dimitra v1.0 is a global platform that fosters collaboration between farmers, government ministries, international aid organizations, universities, agricultural input and service companies, finance and insurance companies, and other key stakeholders in the Agricultural value chain.”
We are actively at work in the world, offering oversight, guidance, and provision to farmers.
Using the power of technology we are passionate about equipping smallholder farmers all over the world with resources that, compared to how they operate today, may even feel supernatural.
To be sure, the intricacies of technology connected by IoT and using things like data, sensors, satellite imagery, and more is at a level of sophistication most smallholder farmers in developing countries have never dreamed of.
We are delivering on a vision to enhance the agricultural capability of farmers across the globe.
Farmers are now, and always will be, at the heart of our solution, and we work every day to give more to them.