Geodatics Ltd is a social business created and established by ICS from The Netherlands and Manobi Ltd. from Senegal. As a social business it aims to generate financial profit to be able to invest in further development of products and services that enable smallholder farmers to increase their farm production and food security; a business for a higher goal - social impact.
Geodatics Ltd. is being supported in its first years of existence by a consortium of strong partners, everyone with its own competencies. These partners in development are Wageningen University and Research centre (the Netherlands), Biomass Research (the Netherlands) and Agrics East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and Geodatics creators' ICS and Manobi. Regional Project Manager of the consortium is Raymond Chepkwony.
During the initial development stage, Geodatics is partly funded by ‘Geodata for Agriculture and Water’ (G4AW), a program that focusses on improving food security in developing countries by using satellite data. The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is executing this program, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.