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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Drought Management Solutions out of 408
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 408 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 403 drought management solutions, get in touch.
Abaraaha builds a Crisis Mapping Platform
For communities living in drought-prone regions of the world, technology creates solutions to fill the information gap. Especially useful in remote regions, information and mapping solutions also support the efforts of relief and rescue workers. By enabling aid to reach communities faster during droughts, startups and social impact groups increasingly use simple mobile-based tools to provide visibility into regions in crisis.
Swedish volunteer group Abaraaha builds a crisis mapping platform specifically for drought mapping in Somalia. The platform provides relief responders with information that allows them to connect with drought victims and render aid faster and more effectively. The platform enables relief organizations to visualize where and what type of urgent needs are required in the country. The data collected through the platform is also free for anyone to use. Abaaraha uses crowdsourcing by gathering the required information to provide immediate relief in drought-stricken areas in Somalia.
World from Space provides Satellite-based Drought Assessment
Governments and agricultural companies, as well as farmers and food companies, seek ways to predict the occurrence and severity of droughts. Using technology, drought watchers are able to shift away from reactive drought responses to implement preventive or mitigating measures. Advancements in AI and the availability of high-quality satellite data from sources such as the Copernicus satellite enables startups to build digital tools to accurately assess droughts and their impact.
Based out of the Czech Republic, World from Space is a startup specializing in Earth Observation (EO) satellite data intelligence solutions. The startup’s DroughtMeasure is a satellite-based commercial drought assessment service for cities, regions, insurance companies and farmers in the EU. The system measures the real impacts of drought on vegetation and predicts the scope and velocity of upcoming droughts. Additionally, the system utilizes artificial intelligence to enable proactive solutions to mitigate the risk of potential damages.
Hydrosat enables Drought Prediction
Geospatial monitoring systems provide a more granular and customized approach to assessing the risk of drought. Usually, drought-like conditions take time to manifest and, if not timely predicted and mitigated, inflict heavy crop and financial losses upon farmers. Startups build and deploy the advanced analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices to accurately measure changes in the condition of the land to predict the arrival of drought.
US-based startup Hydrosat predicts droughts using a geospatial analytics platform to enable more informed decision-making. The platform monitors water stress by constantly measuring surface temperature and vegetation stress. As a result, the startup is able to detect the early warning signs of a drought. The platform allows farmers and governments to extend the prediction to optimize irrigation practices or prepare for potential wildfires.
Wetterheld offers a Drought Insurance Solution
Humans have always prepared for droughts, whether they are man-made or naturally occurring. From stockpiling and rationing to financial support from governments, farmers find different ways to manage the effect of droughts. Startups eye this gap in organized drought support to provide digital insurance products for farmers. Such solutions not only offer financial contingencies but also inform the farmers about the risk of drought on the crops they grow.
German startup Wetterheld offers data-driven weather insurance solutions for droughts and rainfall. The startup utilizes data from the German Meteorological Service weather station to measure daily data and offer advice on the risk of drought on specific crops. At the time of payouts, the solution automatically checks through the data to confirm the claim. Finally, after a successful claim is processed, users receive the money directly in their bank accounts. Wetterheld also offers flexibility by providing one-off insurance products instead of long-term and extended solutions.
BioLiNE increases Drought Resilience for Crops
Advancements in gene-based technologies allow agri companies to continue their operations despite droughts. By observing the natural world under the microscope, AgriTech startups are able to modify certain aspects of a crop to make it more resilient to extreme weather or chemical pollution. Such solutions play an important role in helping farmers adapt to climate change which, in turn, is essential to meet the food requirements of an increasing global population.
Canadian startup BioLiNE develops products that enhance crops through their entire lifecycle, from seeding to harvest. The startup’s bioactive liquids allow farmers, formulators, and custom applicators to use them as seed treatment or to mix with in-furrow starter fertilizers. The BioLiNE products improve the resistance of crops to drought and enhance crops’ ability to thrive in soils with high salinity and sodium levels. They also buffer pH, limiting the impact of acidity or alkalinity on crops. Moreover, the bioactive liquids support various types of crops grown in fields, nurseries, and greenhouses, among other methods of crop production.
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Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain as well as robotics. While all of these technologies play a major role in fighting the effects of climate change, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download one of our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.