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American Cattlemen February 2023

Livestock farms are constantly under pressure to ensure their cattle operation is profitable. As one of the leading Agricultural Technology companies in the world. Dimitra and its team of experts understand the nuances and challenges that livestock farmers face daily. Trying to improve the accuracy of their data collection and increase the profitability of their businesses for generations to come. Dimitra American Cattlemen

The company was founded with one solid goal in mind. They believe that every farmer, regardless of economic standing, should benefit from simple, beautiful, and useful technology because when farmers thrive, entire economies thrive. Dimitra is making a significant impact on the livestock management systems that are available today. They are working to continually understand how best to evolve the current systems for producers of all sizes.

Basic App Features

Jon Trask, CEO and founder of Dimitra and his team recognize that one of the most common challenges among cattle producers is maintaining accurate records of their input costs, health records, feed records, performance records, and others. Dimitra Livestock Guru is the all in one platform that empowers livestock farmers to improve their herd’s profitability through accurate record keeping. The cloud based platform allows farmers to optimize costs and production inputs as well as improve genetic and reproductive selection. In addition, the system gives cattle farmers the tools to manage animal health and
veterinary records, optimize performance, farm inventory, scheduling, and resource planning. It also offers a satellite-based Pasture Management tool to analyze pasture health. As a result, Dimitra has cracked the code to increase the value of livestock by streamlining the protein value chain and improving animal life cycle traceability.

Animal Records

Cattle can be registered on the system with various IDs such as barcodes, RFID tags, branding, or
any other unique identifiers. Farmers can group cattle on the farm based on their maturity or gender, such as grouping sires, dams, steers, calves, etc. This grouping helps in operational excellence and enhances report generation. Not only does Dimitra Livestock Guru optimize costs and production inputs, but the program also helps in genetic and reproductive selection by tracking animal performance throughout its lifecycle. By breeding high-performing livestock, farmers can increase the value of dairy and beef cattle. The platform also maintains a record of the cattle’s progeny and pedigree, creating a family tree for
all of their livestock. This family tree lets farmers check the cattle’s history, allowing the farmer to gain a better understanding of their genetic potential and traits of interest. “Having all cattle data compiled in one place with the ability to generate a detailed analysis makes decision-making on the farm quicker
and less risky,” Trask says.

Health Records – Dimitra American Cattlemen

Dimitra Livestock Guru helps farms keep track of every diagnosis, treatment, vaccination, and each aspect related to cattle health. With this information, farmers can intensively monitor sick cows and post treatment recovery, provide better individual cow treatment, and save time and costs. The platform also maintains a drug inventory in real-time to help farmers know which medicines they have on hand and stay proactive with animal healthcare. The system maintains an accurate record of all animal vaccinations. It also enables users to organize and plan upcoming vaccination schedules, manage withdrawal
dates, and prepare information for vaccination certificates. “As more farmers use Dimitra Livestock Guru, more data will be accumulated, providing actionable insights and recommendations. As multiple generations of data are captured, we can help with breeding decisions and provide genetic worth calculations,” Trask says

Cattle Performance

Dimitra Livestock Guru Cloud maintains real-time tracking of animals’ weight gain and milking performance. As a result, farmers can analyze their herd’s daily, weekly, and monthly performance and make informed decisions that affect their bottom line. In addition to production performance, the system tracks changes in size, body condition scores, cardcases data, and behavioral data and monitors animal activities. Regular assessment helps in estimating their breeding values and keeping a record of their behavioral patterns.

Pasture Management – Dimitra American Cattlemen

Another component of the Dimitra Livestock Guru Platform that helps cattle farmers achieve their goals is pasture management. Dimitra uses satellites to measure pasture health, allowing for month over month and year-over-year comparisons. These reports create a feed wedge and evaluate paddocks relative to pasture availability for farmers to optimize their grazing strategy and rotations. Using satellites to monitor pasture health reduces scouting costs and human error and provides measurable time-based analysis. When a farmer can look at their land over time from the past to the present, those valuable insights provide actionable data. For example, The Pasture Management module allows farmers to discover and implement the right grazing strategy for their land. In addition, it helps optimize factors like water consumption and nutrient distribution, ensuring better profitability.

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Dimitra is a finalist for the Blockchain Entrepreneurship Award, in the Industry Solutions subcategory!

The Blockchain Entrepreneurship Award Recognizes start up companies or technology projects delivering innovative block chain applications, protocols, or platforms that address block chain implementation challenges to business, government, and non profit contexts.

These achievements will be celebrated at the W3B Awards Gala in Toronto on Nov. 8, where the exceptional leaders and innovators driving global Web3 and block chain transformation will be honored.

Take a look at this article in Coin Telegraph to learn more about the awards: https://bit.ly/3gmt5q5

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) and MCI Canada are excited to announce the finalists of the 2022 Web3 and Blockchain Transformation Awards. Winners will be known at the W3B Awards Gala on Nov. 8, 2022 in Toronto as part of the W3B World conference.

This year, W3B received a record breaking number of submissions, representing a diverse and international community of block chain researchers, leaders, innovators, builders and service providers. After careful deliberation, the W3B Awards’ judging panel has short listed 35 people in 11 award categories:

Blockchain Frontier Award finalists

  • Anjum Khurshid — associate professor, University of Texas at Austin
  • Horst Treiblmaier — professor at Modul University Vienna
  • Phantom Seokgu Yun — founder and CEO of MetaMUI-Sovereign Wallet

Blockchain Leadership Award finalists

Industry Leadership subcategory

  • Pradeep Goel — CEO of Solve.Care
  • Ted Katagi — CEO and president of Kenja K.K.
  • Roanie Levy — CEO of Prescient Innovations

Ecosystem Leadership subcategory

  • Paul Brody — global block chain leader at EY
  • Heather Dahl — CEO of Indicio
  • Csilla Zsigri — vice president of strategy at BTP

Advocacy and education subcategory

  • Suyash Bhatt — senior lecturer and manager of academics and accreditation at the Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Services
  • Dale Chrystie — business fellow and block chain strategist at FedEx
  • Sonal Patel — head of operations at ConsenSys Mesh

Blockchain Entrepreneurship Award finalists

Industry Solutions subcategory

  • CargoX
  • Dimitra
  • Paystand
  • Patientory Inc.

IT Infrastructure subcategory

  • Filecoin Foundation
  • Genesis Technologies
  • MetaMUI-Sovereign Wallet
  • ParallelChain Lab

Blockchain Services Award finalists

System and software services subcategory

  • EY Global Blockchain Team
  • LACChain
  • ServiceNow

Data and security services subcategory

  • Chainalysis
  • CHAMPtitles
  • Hacken

Enterprise Transformation Award finalists

Applications subcategory

  • Briya
  • Global Rockstar 
  • Solve.Care

Ecosystems subcategory

  • Teck Resources
  • Ubloquity
  • Verizon Global Technology Solutions

Blockchain for Good Award finalists

  • GuildOne Inc.
  • Industria Technology and Rebalance Earth
  • MyElth Inc.

These achievements will be celebrated at the W3B Awards Gala in Toronto on Nov. 8, where the exceptional leaders and innovators driving global Web3 and block chain transformation will be honored.  

About the Blockchain Research Institute

The Blockchain Research Institute is an independent, global think tank dedicated to inspiring and preparing private and public sector leaders to drive block chain transformation. Funded by a member community of more than 100 companies, government agencies and technology platforms, the BRI brings together some of the world’s leading people to under take ground breaking research on the strategic implications of block chain technology, producing practical insights to help its members drive digital transformation across industries.

About MCI Canada

MCI is a global engagement and marketing agency that creates human centric touch points that unleash the power of people. Firm believers in the power of building community since 1987, MCI is helping brands, associations and non profit organizations solve their key people challenges through their expertise in live and virtual events, strategic digital communications, and consulting and community solutions. MCI Canada provides live and digital event association services to influence, engage, connect, interact, immerse and educate key target audiences.

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Dimitra drone app and platform to help Libyan farmers become better agriculturalists

Agricultural drones using the Dimitra Connected Farmer App and Dimitra Livestock Guru Platform can provide advanced capabilities and drone data insights for Libyan farmers, Maged Elmontaser, Dimitra Incorporated MENA Regional Director explained to Libya Herald.

Elmontaser will be speaking about the use of the Dimitri App and Platform at the Libya Aviation Forum and Exhibition (6-8 November at the Corinthia hotel, Tripoli).

Data-driven farming helps farmers learn from the past, see problems before they escalate, and forecast a better future, he added.

Dimitra Incorporated leverages emerging advanced technologies to overcome current environmental challenges like climate change while ensuring energy efficiency. To address this demand, IoT-based drone technology is being adopted.

In addition to lowering costs and reducing waste, drones linked to Dimitra’s platform have proven to produce a healthier yield, increase production, and fulfil the economic potential of farms.

Agriculture drones will occupy a global market space of about US$ 4.4 billion by 2024. The compounded annual growth rate in this sector is 30.2 percent.

There are many benefits to using drones on a smallholder farm. For example, farmers can reduce their exposure to chemicals by deploying a drone to complete spraying in a field. In addition, by getting drones to assist with other manual farm work, farmers can pursue other tasks, allowing them to manage their time more efficiently.

Agriculture drones support farming communities that bear the expensive cost of large drones and utilize their usage. It is rapidly used rather than agriculture-specific planes, with precision spraying for optimal results.

Incorporating drones into agriculture is becoming commonplace as an overhead vantage point that can provide incredible insight. Drones add additional data to the platform.

Drones are configured for crop photography, sensor reading, livestock inventory or precision crop spraying to specific areas of fields

How is Dimitra’s offer relevant to the average Libyan farmer?

Libyan smallholder farmers can benefit from higher efficiency in crop inputs, reduced working time, and minimized potential exposure to agrochemicals, compared to the application with backpack sprayers.

Fight against locusts
Drone solutions enable high-speed spraying and precision, reducing the amount of crop inputs and water needed. The Libya farmers allocated in the southern borders could benefit from the use of drones to monitor the unexpected invasion of desert locusts and fight against it.

Does the Dimitra offer apply to both the state sector and the private sector, small and large?

As agriculture drones come in different shapes and sizes, this applies to small and large scales, and could be operated in both private and public sectors. The Libyan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock could benefit from drone usage in day-to-day practices through the initial engagement with Dimitra Technology, which will run photographic mapping and NDVI and RTK processing across the Libyan properties. This will provide a detailed reference tool loaded to the Dimitra platform, bringing additional insight.

Drones can count trees and track water levels. They are helpful for the early detection of growing issues and surveying crops after weather events or changes. Some drone models can cover as much as 400 hectares of land in one flight. They are equipped with high accuracy technology to stay on track with or without control points.

Is it affordable in a developing, desert state like Libya, where farming is still underdeveloped?

A 6-rotor drone for agriculture pesticide spraying costs between US$ 6,300.00/unit to US$ 30K. The price is somewhat high for smallholder farmers. Still, small business owners could use a drone to generate a new line of business to serve the local farmers for a reasonable price to overcome the high costs and harness drones in daily operations.

“Across the sub[1]Saharan countries, the use of drones is beneficial for both agriculture and non-agriculture practices. In a country as Libya specifically, the common adoption of imagery or footage captured by drones is one key benefit. In additon, drones minimize pesticide exposure for farm workers and tracking transient animals with possible diseases’’, Elmontaser explained.

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Join our CEO Jon Trask tomorrow, October 4th at 11am CST for an AMA with James Pelton!

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Dimitra is nominated for the Blockchain Entrepreneurship Award

Dimitra is nominated for the Blockchain Entrepreneurship Award, Industry Solutions subcategory:

CargoX Ltd.
Dimitra Technology
Paystand
Patientory, Inc.

The Block chain Entrepreneurship Award Recognizes start up companies or technology projects delivering innovative block chain applications, protocols, or platforms that address block chain implementation challenges to business, government, and non profit contexts.

W3BAwards #W3B2022

Learn more about the 2022 W3B Awards here https://bit.ly/3ybBbbf

Dimitra Incorporated is a global Agtech company with a mission to help small holder farmers across the world. Dimitra works with governments, government agencies, NGOs, and for profit organizations. The Dimitra platform is built on block chain 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 yields, reduces expenses, and mitigates risk. Dimitra believes that every small holder farmer, regardless of economic standing, should benefit from simple, beautiful, and useful technology.

By 2050 we will need to feed 9.7 billion people. In 2021, over 1 billion people go to bed hungry everyday, in the past five years this problem is growing, not reducing. One third of the world’s population are smallholder farmers, operating subsistence level farms. Typically smaller than 5 hectares and struggling to produce enough food to feed their own family.  In G20 nations, farmers have access to technology that helps them operate their farm as a commercial enterprise, greatly exceeding their own family’s needs and allowing them to supply food to hundreds of people.

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Our current farming practices are less than sustainable, agriculture accounts for 70% of the world’s fresh water usage, farms generate a significant amount of pollution.  We have lost 50% of our topsoil in the past 150 years, this is coupled with loss of nutrients and salinity problems with much of the remaining soil. Educating farmers about leading practices is a challenge for governments, creating a means to educate and share best practices is a labor intensive process.. 

Poor storage techniques, losses in transportation and border crossings, waste in the markets and grocery supply chain are all challenges that corporations, governments and farmers are trying to solve. Food security issues exacerbate growing challenges with malnutrition. The cost of healthy diets are unaffordable to over 3 billion people in the world.

Smallholder farmers in many areas of the world struggle to make ends meet. These farmers can play a huge role in solving the world food shortage. Improving food safety and addressing food security issues. Putting simple, beautiful, effective technology in their hands is our core goal. We want to help them improve their productivity with the power of information.

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Dimitra is featured in Yahoo! Finance this week

While many government agencies and big corporations talk about the fight to end world hunger. There is one tech firm that is turning those dreams into a stunning reality. Dimitra Incorporated, already with partnerships in 14 countries with cooperatives representing over 20 million farms worldwide, has taken one more step toward revolutionizing agriculture and ending world hunger. Their recent release of the Dimitra Token generated $6.5M in 2021. Serving as a catalyst to accelerate the growth of their groundbreaking Connected Farmer platform.

Released as an ERC-20 based utility token and launched on the Ethereum network. The token offers a simple stake process through the Dimitra website. And because its valuation grows over time, it incentivizes farmer participation. As a result, Dimitra is rapidly accelerating its growth as the global leader in data-driven farming. Creating a system that increases yield, reduces costs, and mitigates risk for smallholder farmers around the world.

Dimitra’s Connected Farmer platform is designed to help small farmers record their farming activities, develop and generate detailed reports, and receive insights that will empower them to make better decisions. By integrating advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, satellite, and drones, the Connected Farmer platform delivers valuable data that leads to successful action steps, improving farming operations across both financial and sustainability metrics.

The Connected Farmer platform is already yielding incredible results in countries around the globe. With the release of the Dimitra Token, the tech firm is poised to reach unprecedented heights in the coming months. Ultimately planning to partner with 100M farms by 2025. Verifiable through Etherscan and the Ethereum blockchain.

About Dimitra

Dimitra has gained a global reputation as a leader in AgTech solutions, partnering with national governments, farmer associations, NGOs, and development banks. By creating “Smart Farming” solutions, they have created actionable steps to enhance food security through sustainable agriculture while driving economic growth and development for local farmers and countries. It is part of their mission to “Think Local, Act Global,”. A policy that brings unprecedented economic prosperity to small and medium-sized farmers. Which in turn spurs growth in local communities, cities, and nations.

By focusing on supporting smallholder farmers with innovative technological solutions. Dimitra is addressing larger, seemingly impossible goals: ending world hunger, creating sustainable farming practices, fighting climate change, and growing national economies around the globe. With smallholder farmers representing nearly 570 million farms in the world and producing over 70% of the world’s produce. This bold step forward for Dimitra promises to have an impact on a global scale.

As they continue to grow their platform. They recently announced a $20M capital commitment by GEM Digital Limited, allowing Dimitra to further develop their platform, increase user-adoption, and expand the utility of the Dimitra Ecosystem.

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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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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. Competitors will have to identify and explain the trends in the yield data that have emerged in a 10-year period.

The rewards, as listed earlier, are 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. They are expected to perform the graphical methods outlined in the description in order to be considered for the contest.

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

What is the partners’ goal?

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!

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. Data-Driven Cattle Management

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

They have 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 for example. As well as 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 – Data-Driven Cattle Management

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 – Data-Driven Cattle Management

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.

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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 their success. 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.

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“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! Ocean Protocol Dimitra

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 Incorporated is a global Agtech company with a mission to help smallholder farmers across the world. Dimitra works with governments, government agencies, 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 yields, reduces expenses, and mitigates risk. Dimitra believes that every smallholder farmer, regardless of economic standing, should benefit from simple, beautiful, and useful technology.

By 2050 we will need to feed 9.7 billion people. In 2021, over 1 billion people go to bed hungry everyday, in the past five years this problem is growing, not reducing. One third of the world’s population are smallholder farmers, operating subsistence level farms, typically smaller than 5 hectares and struggling to produce enough food to feed their own family.  In G20 nations, farmers have access to technology that helps them operate their farm as a commercial enterprise, greatly exceeding their own family’s needs and allowing them to supply food to hundreds of people. There is certainly a significant divide which needs to be closed.

At Dimitra we are on a mission to make our technology available to smallholder farmers globally.  We believe that every smallholder farmer, regardless of economic standing, should benefit from simple, beautiful and useful technology. Because when farmers thrive, entire economies thrive. 

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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.

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)

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.

Crop Moisture Index (LSWI – Land Surface Water Index)

– detects moist 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)

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 green color, this vegetation index in remote sensing helps detect areas with yellow or shed foliage.

Jon Trask
Dimitra Incorporated

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