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Ocean Protocol and Dimitra launched Phase 2 of the Data Challenge

Ocean Protocol, the Web3 blockchain platform that aims to unlock data services for business innovation and AI, recently launched the second phase of the Data Challenge it started in collaboration with Dimitra. This is an initiative whose goal is to gather data-driven insights, and encourage algorithm building in order to solve problems and challenges in the field of agriculture.

The partners have gathered up a major prize pool consisting of $10,000, where $4,000 will be granted to whoever wins 1st place; $3,000 for 2nd place, $2,000 for the 3rd place, and $1000 will be used as a Community Award.

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Ocean Protocol, the Web3 blockchain platform that aims to unlock data services for business innovation and AI, recently launched the second phase of the Data Challenge it started in collaboration with Dimitra. This is an initiative whose goal is to gather data-driven insights, and encourage algorithm building in order to solve problems and challenges in the field of agriculture.

The partners have gathered up a major prize pool consisting of $10,000, where $4,000 will be granted to whoever wins 1st place; $3,000 for 2nd place, $2,000 for the 3rd place, and $1000 will be used as a Community Award.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=ali_r1272&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=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%3D&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1571807752854306820&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Finsidebitcoins.com%2Fnews%2Focean-protocol-and-dimitra-launched-phase-2-of-the-data-challenge&sessionId=0e1769475e9015d28d936f41a754de1b1a8e8f06&theme=light&widgetsVersion=1bfeb5c3714e8%3A1661975971032&width=550px

What is Ocean x Dimitra Data Challenge about?

In its recent Twitter announcement, Ocean Protocol explained how the whole event is imagined, noting that participants will be presented with a dataset containing the crop yield data for soybeans in the 46 districts of Madhya Pradesh state, India. In addition to that, they will also receive the MODIS satellite data regarding normalized difference vegetation. Evapotranspiration, leaf area, land surface temperature, and rainfall.

The challenge for participants is to study the data, rank various factors that are affecting yields, and then use that knowledge to create a simple model that would be able to predict yields based on the features. In addition, competitors will also have to identify and explain the trends in the yield data that have emerged in a 10-year period.

The rewards, as listed earlier, will be paid in OCEAN and DMTR tokens. The deadline for entry submissions is September 30th of this year, at midnight UTC, so there is still around 10 days for participants to join the contest.

The Phase 2 datasets are already live on the Ocean Market, and users can find all the bounty details, as well as the application form itself on the project’s Questbook page. Other than that, they are expected to perform the graphical methods outlined in the challenge description in order to be considered eligible for entering the contest.

Users are, however, free to augment the challenge datasets with any open-source real-data dataset that they choose. They will also get an incentive in the form of bonus points if they publish the referenced data on the Ocean Market.

What is the partners’ goal?

All of this was designed for a fairly simple reason — the same reason why Dimitra and Ocean joined up. That goal is to combine Ocean’s Web3 data sharing and monetization capabilities with Dimitra’s agricultural software. In doing so, the partners wish to drive the next gen of agricultural solutions by using data and accelerating Web3 adoption.

Right now, the global agriculture industry is seeing great changes, and there is need for data-driven productivity improvements, according to Bruce Pon, the founder of Ocean.

The data challenge will put all the tools in place to build relevant context around farming data, create models for improving outcomes, and lastly, influence the direction of the agriculture sector for the better.

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Dimitra is featured as the cover story for American Dairymen’s October issue!

Dimitra: Data-Driven Cattle Management.

 By Maura Keller.

 Technological advancement can play a significant role in catapulting industries to the next level and the agricultural industry is no exception. Just ask Jon Trask, CEO and founder of Dimitra, a global agtech company that helps farmers worldwide. Trask and his team believe that every farmer should benefit from simple, beautiful, and useful technology regardless of economic standing. To accomplish this, “Dimitra’s ecosystem platforms incorporate artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain technology, mobile technology,  IoT devices, satellite and drone imagery, genomics, and advanced farming research,” Trask says.

Specifically, Dimitra’s data-driven precision agriculture helps farmers increase yield, reduce cost, and mitigate risk.  “Once a farmer learns to use our platform, Dimitra’s technologies provide them with actionable data and insights, enriching their economy through increased milk production, increased crop yields and healthier livestock. We focus on helping farmers, associations, ministries & governments by providing data-based and investment considerations as recommendations to help them make their business decisions.”

Dimitra, an AgTech startup company has produced two platforms, Dimitra Livestock Guru and Dimitra Connected Farmer, which support farmers and allow them to record their farming activities, create and receive detailed dashboard reports on analytics on their specific farms.

Dimitra Livestock Guru
Dimitra has been working for two years on its Dimitra Livestock Guru Platform with government research labs focused on cattle management, to provide a full suite of features:
• livestock records and performance management,
• satellite based pasture analysis and management,
• livestock genetics management,
• intelligent feed management,
• animal health records,
• pharmaceutical and vaccine management,
• livestock performance and
• advanced dairy management module – coming in Q4 22
This fall, Dimitra is releasing a cloud-based version of the application targeted at Dairy and Beef Industries globally. Initially available on the web, Dimitra Livestock Guru is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese (BRA), Hindi and Marathi with more languages to be added in the near future.

Pasture Management
The platform starts with setting up your farm or ranch and creating geofences to enable Dimitra’s system to begin satellite analysis of the farmers’ various pastures. Successful pasture management is critical to farmers and ranchers, Dimitra’s satellite analysis tool provides various reports such as pasture health index, nutrient index, moisture index, time series evaluations, water stress index, and soil organic carbon measurements. These reports can help evaluate the health of pastures and provide historical records over time.

Genetics and Breeding
The platform also tracks animal parentage using performance traits and DNA information because progeny impacts an animal’s worth. “Determining parentage and recessive carrier status is one of the benefits of genomics research, which is underutilized in many areas of the world,” Trask says. “In addition, the system is improving reproductive selection within herds to achieve higher quality and healthier livestock products.” Dimitra is providing simple, actionable methods to track animal parentage by increasing the value of each animal in the market.

The Dimitra platform is currently focused on cattle but is expanding to include new features and supported animals such as poultry, goats and sheep, swine, and horses to the system in future versions.

Connecting Our Data
“Dimitra Livestock Guru was developed as some of our customers saw a need to connect all of the factors associated with cattle and dairy performance in one platform,” Trask says. “There are so many tools available in the marketplace which aid a farmer but in today’s data-driven world, it is important to be able to compare genetic, performance, feed, health, drug and vaccine, with lifecycle records. Applying machine learning helps unveil relationships between these factors and take cattle management to the next level.”

In fact, by giving farmers an opportunity to understand the factors that affect an animal’s performance and how to manage their livestock better, it reduces cost, reduces negative environmental impact, and directly increases income.

How It Works
The Dimitra Livestock Guru application has many functionalities, with a few being traceability, anti-cattle rustling, feed management, genetics and dairy. Starting with animal registration including identifying sire and dam, the platform then captures lifecycle information including health data and performance data.

According to Trask, with respect to breeding and genetics, the company then helps a farmer look at performance-related hereditary traits to make breeding decisions that promotes further development of these traits in their herd

“We supplement this data with artificial insemination management traceability,” he says.

The Dimitra team recognizes that genetics is only one facet of managing a herd of cattle. They also evaluate how a farmer manages feed. “Creating rations that meet a farmer’s specific goals while meeting their cost management goals is important,” Trask says. “This allows us to compare feed and its impact on performance as well as its relationship to genetics.”

Lastly, Dimitra is adding an advanced dairy management module that connects milk production to other performance characteristics. This module also links to collection, quality management, and further down into the dairy supply chain.  

Dimitra understands that great livestock management, including genetic mapping, reduces disease risk and improves productive and reproductive rates. That’s why the company feels it is vital to provide farmers and livestock breeders with actionable data to help enhance performance and efficiency, leading to increased livestock sector profitability.

As Trask explains, statistical analysis of the data gleaned from both fields can inform economic breeding indexes (EBIs), which assess the probability of an animal passing on a single trait. In addition, effective analysis, supported by technology, can provide reliable measurements of additional factors, such as Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) and Expected Breeding Value (EBV).

“Initially, with the platform we need to collect information, animal history, feed information and other important data,” Trask says. “Once collected, we can start making recommendations for a rancher or farmer to consider. Our objective is to enable farmers with more information and to help them make better decisions.”

Embracing Key Indicators
Dimitra works hard to partner with producers to help them understand the essential role data plays in the success of their operations. Quite simply, by collecting data records, farmers build a body of (meat and/or meat) performance and health records for each animal, identify trends in the herd, and predict issues to help make informed breeding decisions.

“Enhancing a farmer’s understanding of the factors that affect an animal’s performance and how to manage their livestock better. It reduces cost and negative environmental impact and directly increases income,” Trask says.  That is where Dimitra comes in.

The Dimitra Livestock Guru platform immediately impacts feed management and value through animal observation, track and trace, and health management.

“Data-driven insights provided by our platform shed light on problems and irregularities and provide timely alerts to farmers on how to respond to identified problems,” Trask says. “Farmers directly input their data all in one place on the Dimitra app, which is collected and analyzed to provide farmers with actionable data to make smarter and more sustainable decisions about their farming practices.”

Customers have revealed that Dimitra Livestock Guru has provided everything from helping solve traceability issues to increase value at export, to balancing feed formulations to maximize milk solids and fats and get the best dollars for a farmer products, to helping manage issues with cattle rustling and identification in Africa and other parts of the world, as well as identifying early warning signs of disease with sensors, reducing environmental impact and more.

“The list of benefits is long,” Trask says. “Particularly over the years, genetic planning can help strengthen the herds’ health, resilience and performance.”

So, what role will technology like the Dimitra Livestock Guru play in the future of farming? Trask stresses that technology will continue to allow farms to be more profitable, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly. Through applications like Dimitra Livestock Guru, they can apply machine learning and blockchain, with private and anonymized data from millions of head of cattle as an input to performance analysis and digitally providing recommendations to farmers globally.

“Technology is revolutionizing farming and as we expand our use of mobile technology, sensors, satellite and machine learning we will create further value and data insights for farmers,” Trask says. “If farmers can increase their yields, reduce their costs and mitigate risks, they could have a considerable influence and impact on climate change, reducing world hunger, improving food safety and security, alleviating poverty, reducing desertification and soil erosion and reducing deforestation.”

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Ocean Protocol and Dimitra announce Data Challenge Ideation Phase

We present the winners of the Ocean x Dimitra Data Challenge Ideation Phase!

Out of a prize pool of $5000, the rewards distributed in this phase are: 1st place $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $500, Community Award: $1,000, and 5 honorable mentions: $500

Dive in: https://twitter.com/oceanprotocol/status/1564191375721398272

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Dimitra releases new satellite reports to improve farming performance

Dimitra Incorporated, a global Agtech company on a mission to make its technology available to small farmers globally, has developed and released five satellite reports that are included within the basic Connected Farmer platform. Each report plays a pivotal role in providing farmers with actionable data to increase yield, reduce expenses and mitigate risk.

Dimitra has been developing its technology aimed at helping farmers make better decisions to improve productivity, reduce environmental impact, store more carbon, and reduce fresh water usage while significantly increasing output.

One technology that Dimitra is using is satellite to allow for analysis and year-over-year comparisons. In the past year, we have established over 20 different reports that we provide to farmers. When a Dimitra farmer registers for the Connected Farmer app, they receive a core set of five satellite reports to get them started on using satellite for performance analysis.

Dimitra uses current and past data from some of the most advanced and reliable satellites, mainly Sentinel 1 and 2 from the European Space Agency, to perform various types of analyses on farms, forests, soils, and vegetation in general.

Dimitra’s five basic satellite reports, described below, help farmers (farming anywhere in the world) detect the precise regions of their farms where they need to take action, such as applying fertilizers, performing irrigation at key stages of the season, spraying pesticides and herbicides and others depending on the results of the analyses. This helps farmers minimize their costs in labor and inputs as they only need to act on the precise regions where these actions are necessary.

Crop Health Index (NDVI – Normalized Difference Vegetation Index)

– describes the difference between visible and near-infrared reflectance of vegetation cover. This report estimates the density of green on an area of land, which is proportional to the biomass and chlorophyll content, representing the crops’ health.

Early Crop Health Index (MSAVI – Modified Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index)

– is designed to mitigate soil effects on crop monitoring results. Since MSAVI is adjusted to soil effects and is sensitive to early vegetation in the field, it works even when the earth is hardly covered with crops.

Mature Crop Health Index (NDRE – Normalized difference red edge index)

– measures the amount of chlorophyll in the plants. The NDRE is a mid-to-late growing season report we run when the plants are mature and ready to be harvested. At this point, other indices would be less effective to use. NDRE should be used to monitor crops that have reached the maturity stage.

Crop Moisture Index (LSWI – Land Surface Water Index)

– detects moisture levels in vegetation using a combination of near-infrared (NIR) and short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectral bands. The LSWI is a reliable indicator of water stress in crops.

Crop Nutrient Index (RECI – Red-Edge Chlorophyll Index)

– is responsive to chlorophyll content in leaves that is nourished by nitrogen and shows the photosynthetic activity of the canopy cover. RECI shows the photosynthetic activity of the canopy cover. Because chlorophyll content directly depends on nitrogen level in plants, responsible for their “greenness,” this vegetation index in remote sensing helps detect areas with yellow or shed foliage.

If you’d like to know more about these reports and other machine learning and artificial intelligence opportunities at Dimitra, contact us at info@dimitra.io.

Jon Trask
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Dimitra Secures $20M ‘Capital Commitment’ From GEM DIGITAL

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Ocean Protocol and Dimitra launch Ideation Bounty

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Join the Ocean x Dimitra #datachallenge today!

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Ocean :: Dimitra Bounty

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Dimitra is featured as a Top 10 Agtech Solutions Provider in this month’s Agriculture Business Review APAC Special Agtech Edition!

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Dimitra.io is driving global sustainable agriculture with CeDeFi loans and technology designed to help farmers make better decisions.

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