Dimitra’s Technologies to Empower SwissContact Bolivia
SwissContact employs Dimitra to help improve Bolivia’s Inclusive Market Project
April 20th, 2022
BELIZE CITY, BELIZE — Dimitra Incorporated, a global Agtech company on a mission to make its technologies available to smallholder farmers globally, is thrilled to work with SwissContact Bolivia, a non-profit organization promoting inclusive economic, social and ecological development.
SwissContact is employing Dimitra’s technologies to help improve Bolivia’s Inclusive Market Project and accelerate farmers’ sustainable development in environmental, economic, and social factors. Dimitra will make its application available, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and satellite images for farmers already served by projects carried out by SwissContact in Bolivia.
SwissContact has been executing projects in Bolivia since 1988 and knows the reality and needs of Bolivian farmers. Bolivia ranks last among neighboring countries regarding agricultural yields, diversification, or production value. As a result, agriculture has fallen into a severe crisis in the East and the West. Together, Dimitra and SwissContact will combat this by implementing technology in more crops and finding a long-term method to finance the project.
Dimitra will aid SwissContact in influencing the intensification of agroecological agriculture, the use and conscious consumption of resources and products, and the social inclusion of the vulnerable population of agri-food systems.
“Working with SwissContact Bolivia is a great honor for Dimitra as we share the same mission of supporting small producers to produce more and better, helping them to overcome poverty,” says Diego Costa, Dimitra Director of Latin America.
Armando, Dimitra’s Nacional Partner, mentions that “having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Swisscontact is of utmost importance to Dimitra, since this institution works with strategic partners in different departments of Bolivia to support small farmers in a variety of crops. It’s a great opportunity for Dimitra to implement advanced technology and at the same time it’s a satisfying challenge to be able to contribute to the improvement and development of Bolivia’s crops and small farmers.”
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.
SwissContact is a leading organization for the implementation of international development projects. Founded in 1959 and registered under Swiss law, SwissContact is an independent non-profit organization seeking to promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development to make an effective contribution toward sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies. With this objective in mind, they offer the chance to assist economically and socially disadvantaged people by improving their lives on their own initiative.
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