15
Jun

Value vs Quantity

Agriculture is where we need to get things right in order to tackle climate change. Farmers are at the forefront of what can seem like a fight against windmills: Ingrained industry traits, opaque markets, and an uneven distribution of bargaining power make most farmers price-takers and quantity-makers, instead of value-creators and quality-makers. The only way forward is green and profitable

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28
Apr

Tracking an elusive tree on the edge of the Sahara

How would you assess a business idea involving complex supply chains, and ensure the best decisions for the business’ early stage growth phase? Leveraging our knack for multimethodology, Sensonomic recently provided clients with essential resource mapping and supplier market information. This helped establish robust and evidence based operations.   Found in everything from chocolate to hair treatment, the shea fruit

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22
Apr

Sensonomic collaborates with Europe’s leading olive oil producer

Sensonomic will work with the leading European olive oil producer Innoliva to increase the value of their high quality organic olive oil production. “Innoliva is a data and evidence driven business, and Sensonomic is offering a new way of delivering actionable insight. We are committed to continuously improving our operations, and the collaboration with Sensonomic enables us to test a

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3
Feb

The FoodTech 500 Award

The agriculture industry is adapting to new climate challenges and adopting improved practices, and Sensonomic is a proud facilitator on this all-important journey. We are extremely happy to be a part of The FoodTech 500 shortlist of 2019.  “Every single company that made the list have in our opinion become entrepreneurial success stories worth keeping an eye on, which is

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20
Nov

Environmental conservation – more food on less land

Agriculture is vital to feeding the world’s population but its environmental cost is massive, occupying 70% of ice-free land and driving deforestation. Recent proliferation of agricultural data presents an exciting opportunity to apply advanced analytics to improve efficiency and reduce impact. In this video I talk about my DPhil research at the University of Oxford on computational simulation to help

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28
May

Climate Economics and Agritech

The 2018 ‘Nobel prize in Economics’ was given to climate economists William D. Nordhaus and Paul Romer. Sometimes criticized by contemporary economists the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ decision provided vindication for two researchers who for nearly 50 years have understood that our models for economic development have not properly accounted for the cost of pollution.   A very abridged

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11
Apr

Three weeks in Fiji – Part 2: Sugar

Adam Formica, our Senior Modeller, has just returned from three weeks spent in Fiji. He spoke with a wide range of stakeholders to better understand their agricultural system. He has returned with a sense of appreciation for the wonderfully welcoming and helpful people of Fiji, pages and pages of notes, and some brilliant data. This research is to lay the

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28
Mar

Three weeks in Fiji – Part 1: Agriculture

Adam Formica, our Senior Modeller, has just returned from 3 weeks spent in Fiji. He spoke with a wide range of stakeholders to better understand their agricultural system. He has returned with a sense of appreciation for the wonderfully welcoming and helpful people of Fiji, pages and pages of notes, and some brilliant data. This research is to lay the

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21
Feb

CommonSensing: adapting to a new normal

Can you imagine needing to relocate your whole village to escape the sea? Your crops failing due to unpredictable rains, or the salt rising up into their roots? Can you imagine being daily, existentially affected by the already apparent impacts of climate change? This is the reality for many living on the low-lying tropical island nations of Fiji, Vanuatu and

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7
Jan

Looking forward to 2019

As the new year begins, I have been taking a little time to look around at what we have achieved, and what we aim to achieve this year. Taking stock and looking forward is necessary as a growing and ambitious business – but it is not always easy to find the time. As soon as an opportunity arises the natural

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