In May, FutureWater joined TU Delft, Tahmo and Holland Greentech for a trip to Ghana for the SOSIA+ project.

During this week, the team further developed the dashboard and irrigation service, refining the dashboard’s usability, expanded crop choices, and optimized the layout. The team presented demonstrations to the irrigation engineers of Holland Greentech in both Accra and Kumasi, incorporating valuable feedback to enhance the user-friendliness of the dashboard.

At visits to the KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) Business Incubator and Kwadaso Agricultural College the dashboard’s capabilities were showcased, amongst others to business students interested in merging technology and agriculture. Additionally, the team explored various agricultural sites around Kumasi to gather information to enhance the operational side of the SOSIA+ service.

Finally, preparations have been made for conducting the trials for incorporating the SOSIA+ advice in the growing season, which starts in September. During the visit, valuable insights were gained, highlighting the need for optimized irrigation practices.

Demo plot at KAC
Field visit in Kumasi
Inspecting a TAHMO station at KAC
Presentation for Business Students at KBI