Apollo Agriculture - Agronomic Machine Learning, Remote Sensing, and Mobile Technology for Smallholder Famers

Apollo uses satellite imaging and agronomic machine learning to deliver agricultural input loans and customized agronomic advice to smallholder farmers using their mobile phone. With DIV support, Apollo is expanding its farm-level data collection, expanding the number of features used in the proprietary credit assessment algorithm it is developing, and identifying which data are most predictive of credit repayment behavior. 

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Apollo aims to reach 1,000 farmers in its first year working with DIV and 7,000 farmers in the second year of its expansion.

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