Earth observation gives us the resolution, temporal and multispectral capability which allow us to understand crop health and crop type at speed and scale. The AGRI-EPI Centre, a brand new UK Innovation Centre set up to deliver R&D, training and services around precision agriculture, is linking with industry and farmers to monitor key sectors throughout the entire processing chain and improve agricultural performance and variance.
Daniel Simms is a Research Fellow at Cranfield University Soil & Agrifood Institute, specialising in applied remote sensing for improved land and agricultural information. Daniel's research covers investigating fluctuations in commodity markets and deriving national-level agricultural statistics, including monitoring illicit opium cultivation in Afghanistan.
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