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6th Grain Funded to Provide Cropped Area Maps in Senegal for the World Bank Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program

September 7, 2021


6th Grain has developed a remote sensing-based crop type mapping system that allows for quantitative analysis of cultivated areas across the African continent at 10m resolution and an annual time step. This project focuses on providing vegetation and field identification for the World Bank’s Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program.

As part of a team providing information to the government of Senegal in its efforts to design an insurance program in the northern regions of the country, 6th Grain will support efforts to identify agriculture regions in the northern part of the country affected by drought and high temperatures. We will engage with the team over the next six months as they support the government in their efforts to build a new, effective insurance scheme.

6th Grain develops information data systems to bring crop health monitoring to individual farmers and farming companies, as well as crop intelligence to large agriculture input companies. We have six years of experience integrating scientific algorithms into development platforms for business decision making. This requires testing of algorithms, production of development code, production of final products, and integration of the results into dash boards that support business processes. We will provide the Senegal map seither as grids or on a viewable platform where the data can be queried.

Additional information on our crop mapping service can be found at

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