Farm Insurance and satellites

The Guardian has an interesting story here on the Kenyan government use of remote sensing to trigger insurance payouts to pastoral farmers hit by drought.

Farm production insurance isn’t a big industry in Ireland (or the EU) as the Single Farm Payment acts as a income support measure. But as the SFP becomes a smaller percentage of farm income and as it doesn’t cover all agriculture (lots of horticulture for example) its likely to grow and remote sensing will definitely play a role in payouts.



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