The farmer decides with whom they share their data, that’s something Farm21 and JoinData are in complete agreement on. Farm21 underlines this by connecting to the JoinData platform. Farm21 is an innovative player within the sector that enables farmers to make the best possible agricultural decisions, based on data from sensors. Farm21’s sensors are 8 to 30 times more affordable than comparable products. This enables the farmer to measure with a very high data density.
The sensors measure critical values for the crop and are easy to install for anyone. The data from the field is also enriched with external sources such as weather, crop, soil and satellite data to give the most complete picture possible of the current situation and, ultimately, also of the future.
The data from the sensors are of course interesting for the farmer, but also for other parties. Making data available via JoinData is therefore a conscious choice for Farm21. Data is only shared through JoinData if there is an authorization from the farmer, and that authorization is visible through the My JoinData portal. Every farmer can manage their own authorizations there. The authorizations can be approved there and also revoked.
Bas Alderding, Co-founder of Farm21: “Detailed insights from sensors help growers make important decisions on the farm. In concrete terms, the Farm21 platform can be used to correctly manage soil moisture, estimate disease pressure, monitor growth cycles and thus determine the correct cultivation action. The fact that sensors must be affordable is of course important for achieving the data density to make the right cultivation decisions, but just as important is the ease of use for the installation and the platform. Of course, a farmer should always be able to share their data and keep control of it. For this, Farm21 offers an API for developers as standard, and now, through JoinData, also a clear permissions system to share the data with other parties.”
“Connecting Farm21 to JoinData’s platform is an important step towards sharing sensor data safely, easily and with insight for the farmer. Farm21 is one of the first sensor suppliers to make a statement by joining JoinData. By sharing data, innovation can take place and that is very important for the position of the farmer. We are very pleased with the collaboration with Farm21 and hope that many parties in the sector will follow this good example,” says Sener Celik, director of JoinData.