AI Solutions for climate-smart cashew programs
Cashew production is also an opportunity for climate mitigation through tree planting. However, there are still challenges to be addressed in order to improve productivity and environmental benefits. In particular, land pressure can lead to environmentally detrimental farming practices, such as monocropping and land clearing for farm expansion. Arming farmers with climate-smart agricultural skills is essential for ensuring that production can be sustainably increased. For that reason, it is important to generate objective and quickly accessible data that helps provide targeted training to farmers.
By assessing land management through drone imagery and artificial intelligence, TechnoServe can identify the areas of highest need and target interventions and training services to reach farmers more effectively. Ultimately, the project aims to increase the number of farmers engaged in the climate-smart production of cashew in Benin.