Enhancing agricultural operations in Libya
Azaitona Alkhadraa Co. to Deploy Dimitra’s Connected Farmer Platform
April 19th, 2022
BELIZE CITY, BELIZE — Dimitra Incorporated, a global Agtech company on a mission to make its Dimitra Connected Farmer platform available to smallholder farmers globally, is thrilled to announce a new agreement with Azaitona Alkhadraa Co., an organization dedicated to developing and improving the agricultural sector in Libya.
Azaitona Alkhadraa Farms was established in 1994 and is now one of the largest agricultural companies in Libya. Together, Dimitra and Azaitona Alkhadraa will empower the smallholder farmers of Libya by deploying the Connected Farmer Platform.
Libyan farmers will benefit from Dimitra’s Connected Farmer Platform, accessible on their mobile phones. This convenience allows for planning and execution of the farming value chain by converting farm-based inputs into sustainable, data-driven advice to assist farmers with critical farming decisions.
Azaitona’s extended service team will add their expertise to Dimitra’s platform development by adding The Connected Farmers Platform to their decision-making hierarchy while providing critical inputs to Libyan farmers. Both organizations have the same goal to create a more sustainable agri-business in Libya.
Farmers record their agricultural activities and receive reports, allowing the farmers to make informed decisions. The data is analyzed to develop and implement a plan for a management system in terms of monitoring and intervention, to enhance agricultural operations. With farming operations running efficiently, farmers can increase yield, reduce cost and mitigate risk.
Dimitra’s MENA Regional Director, Maged Elmontaser, says, “this agreement paves the way to digitally transform the Agriculture sector in Libya by adopting emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT devices, and Satellite Imagery found in the Connected Farmer Platform. In addition, the agreement allows farmers to record their farm activities and receives a weekly report to increase yield, reduce cost and mitigate risks. Also, it will benefit the agriculture, private & public sectors in Libya and strengthen the food security and empower the expansion of country economies.”
Mr. Ismail Shallouf, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Azaitona Alkhadraa Company, says, “the agreement between Dimitra and Azaitona Alkhadraa Company will have a significant impact on the agriculture sector in Libya and will assist farmers in having direct access and full visibility of their farm through data collection gathered from a variety of sources by using the modern technology provided by the Dimitra platform.”
Dimitra’s Country Sales partner, Aya Sherif, says, “We are thrilled to sign an agreement with Azaitona Alkhadraa Co. and look forward to working together to advance the agricultural economy in Libya. Partnering with Dimitra allows Azaitona Alkhadraa Co. to blur the boundaries between the farmers and emerging technologies. This technology adoption will help the farmers in Libya meet their sustainability goals while also boosting operational efficiency, as utilizing precision agriculture methods allows them to do more with less.”
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. Dimitra helps farmers increase yield, reduce expenses, and mitigate risk through our data-driven approach. Dimitra believes that every smallholder farmer should benefit from simple, beautiful, and useful technology regardless of economic standing.
Azaitona Alkhadraa Co. is one of the first companies in Libya that stepped in and majored in the agricultural field. It was established in 1994 as a cooperative joint-stock company, later becoming one of the top leading companies in providing agricultural products and their accessories. Through our sheer experience, excellent agricultural products & accurate services that we provide, to develop & improve the rates of agricultural production within the Libyan Territory to confirm the level of professionalism by the international standards practiced worldwide.
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