Indigo Ag Joins Google to Partner on World Bank Initiative
Council members Indigo Ag and Google are now collaborating to end global food shortages through a World Bank-led program.
The Development Data Partnership, led by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank, works to end food shortages around the world. As a new member of the initiative, Indigo Ag will contribute its satellite image technology to locate changes in crop performance, land quality, and more across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Google currently uses its data capabilities to track and respond to outbreaks of COVID-19 and food shortages in developing countries to aid their response as they are hit with both health emergencies.
“As climate change reshapes how, where, and when our food is available — an issue made all the more critical by the recent spread of COVID-19 — we are pleased to be able to assist the public sector’s efforts to solve our most pressing global challenges,” said David Potere, Indigo’s Head of Geoinnovation, in a press release. “We are proud to work with the World Bank to translate this capability into more timely, relevant, and precise decision-making to further ensure a durable global food supply.”
The Council congratulates Indigo Ag and Google for their continued work to solve global problems using technological innovation. Read more from the Boston Business Journal.