Drones and Satellites: Allies in precision agriculture

Remote sensing technology is revolutionizing crop and resource management in agriculture. When used in conjunction, drones and satellites help significantly improve agricultural efficiency and productivity.

Satellites provide a continuous, overall view of the terrain, facilitating precise irrigation management, the monitoring of crop development, and the assessment of soil fertility. They also help predict field productivity and detect crop problems for early intervention. Drones, meanwhile, have the ability to capture centimetre-sized details to perform these functions with greater precision. Together, these technologies improve the agricultural efficiency and sustainability.

Choosing between drones and satellites depends on the needs of each farmer, but using them in combination has proven to be the most effective solution. Satellites are suitable for monitoring vast swathes of terrain and detecting changes over time. They can operate anywhere around the globe, regardless of weather conditions. For their part, drones provide high-resolution imagery for detailed inspections and specific tasks in smaller areas, flying below the clouds.

With regard to autonomy and regulation, satellites operate autonomously without territorial restrictions, capturing data continuously. Drones require operators and are subject to regulations that limit their use in certain areas.

The integration of drones and satellites is transforming agriculture, enabling the more precise and efficient management of crops. Together, these remote sensing systems are taking agriculture to new heights of efficiency and sustainability.

The future of agriculture is in air and space! 🌱🛰️✈️

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National Storage Plan for Agricultural Products in Senegal

Plan nacional de almacenaje de productos agricolas en Senegal

On 17 April 2024, Globaltec submitted the results of the work carried out on the “Master Plan – National Plan for Agricultural Product Storage” to its Senegalese client, ORSRE (Organe de Régulation du Système de Récépissé d’Entrepôt), which is part of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The objective of the Master Plan is to realise a study on the development of a national network of agricultural product storage system in Senegal. ✅

Plan nacional de almacenaje de productos agricolas en Senegal

Globaltec is very proud to have conducted this study in collaboration with Organe de Régulation du Système de Régulation de Marchandises au Sénégal (ORSRE), through a multinational technical team with support from local technicians. The implementation of this network of storage infrastructures will help strengthen and develop the agricultural value chain in Senegal, while improving the country’s food security and sovereignty, a crucial issue in Africa.

📈 📉 The study was commissioned by the government of the Republic of Senegal, from within the current Ministry of Commerce and Industry, carried out by Globaltec, and funded by the FIEM Non-Reimbursable Fund, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business, and the Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Dakar under the Spanish government’s Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan, financed by the European Union (Next Generation EU), and managed in collaboration with ICO and Deutsche Bank.

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Projecto para construção de estradas urbanas e outras infra-estruturas em Angola

Construcción de vías urbanas en Angola

Tiveram lugar esta semana diversas inaugurações parciais do Projecto de Construção de Vias Urbanas e Outras Infraestruturas que Globaltec tem vindo a executar para o Governo Provincial do Zaire, (Angola).

Foram inauguradas vias urbanas nas sedes do Município de Mbanza Kongo, Nóqui y Kuimba, tendo as cerimonias sido presididas por sua Excelência a Senhora Vice Governadora para os Serviços Técnicos e Infraestruturas Sr.ª Ângela Maria Botelho de Carvalho Diogo,  em representação de sua Excelência o Senhos Governador Provincial Adriano Mendes de Carvalho, estando ainda presentes representantes da Administração Local, Autoridades tradicionais e a comunidade em geral bem como representantes da Globaltec.

Globaltec Ingenieria, construcción de vias urbanas en Angola

As obras inauguradas esta semana consistem na construção de 13 quilómetros de vias Urbanas nos municípios mencionados.

No âmbito deste projecto estão em curso a construção de vias nos municípios de Tomboco, Soyo, e Nzeto assim como dois hospitais municipais, duas escolas e duas residências para técnico, cujas obras se encontram em fase adiantada e serão terminadas em breve.

Com a construção destas vias urbanas, os habitantes destas áreas, beneficiam de uma nova infraestrutura rodoviária, que facilitara o acesso a serviços essenciais como educação saúde e transporte.

Na Globaltec orgulhamo-nos de contribuir para o desenvolvimento sustentável das comunidades em Angola,

Prosseguimos comprometidos com este objetivo e continuamos a trabalhar pra levar por diante projectos que gerem um impacto positivo na vida das pessoas.

Improve irrigation efficiency using moisture sensors

Improve irrigation

Did you know that 80% of all water consumption in Spain goes to agriculture? Spain is the European country with the largest area dedicated to irrigation and our crops consume one-third of the average annual water that nature provides from rivers, reservoirs, and aquifers.

Today, water scarcity is a limiting factor in many Spanish water basins, with concerning prospects in the short-term due to climate change. It is vitally important to use the recourses we have sustainably and efficiently and prioritize the modernisation irrigation processes.

Improve irrigation

Moisture sensors can significantly improve irrigation efficiency, providing real-time information about soil moisture and enabling the optimisation of irrigation frequency and duration. This not only helps minimise water waste but can improve crop yields and reduce operating costs.

Additionally, sensors enable the more sustainable use of fertilizers by reducing the environmental impact of excess leaching, run-off, and spillage.

At Globaltec, we are aware of the importance of these systems and we aim to integrate them into our irrigation projects, coupled with proper training and supervision programmes.

Agroecology

Agroecology

Agroecology is an agricultural production system that aims to integrate technical, technological, and scientific advances to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture that allows for the coexistence of food production and the protection of nature. According to the FAO definition, “Agroecology is a scientific discipline, a set of practices, and a social movement”.

The current agricultural production system seeks to standardise processes in order to serve a global market, so any producer, regardless of origin, can position their products in markets around the world. This production system alters traditional production methods, traditional varieties, and imposes mechanisation, yields, and standardisation.

Agroecology

Agroecology is a commitment to respect biodiversity in the agricultural sector, so that traditional varieties and traditional practices can coexist with market needs and technical and technological advances. The objective is to ensure the quality and quantity of the food supply, guarantee an adequate standard of living for producers, and balance production with respect for nature and biodiversity.

In its agricultural projects, Globaltec integrates traditional methods and local varieties with technical advances to extract the best of each.

Non-Revenue Water

Non-Revenue Water

💧 Water is a scarce and natural resource for human life. It is a fundamental right, according to the United Nations, and has a direct impact on the economy of countries. Governments not only have the obligation to provide the infrastructure and resources necessary for its supply, but must also optimise the processes of extraction, distribution, and consumption.

In water distribution networks, Non-Revenue Water refers to the losses that occur within the network before reaching the final consumer, which are ultimately not billed. According to World Bank estimates, in emerging countries, approximately 35-50% of treated water is lost during the distribution process. This loss jeopardises the economic viability of the investments made, leading to a rapid degradation and abandonment of the existing infrastructures and services. 🔝

Non-Revenue Water

Globaltec has developed a comprehensive management plan that provides a better understanding of distribution network and their hydraulic performance, so we can better anticipate possible leaks, the early degradation of materials, and any potential sabotage. 💧

This integrated solution  is based on the use of hydraulic modelling and geolocation programmes such as arc-GIS, the installation of sensors for leak detection and pressure optimisation, the analysis of performance indicators, and the creation of water balances. In addition, we include a specific training plan to ensure correct implementation and use. 🌳

Agriculture and agro-industry projects

Globaltec ingenieria, Agriculture and agro-industry projects

Agriculture and agro-industry, one of our focus sectors. We offer a comprehensive service for these types of projects.

Our range of activities covers: 
Field Selection and Soil Preparation according to each crop 
Technification of irrigation for efficient water use 
Provide equipment appropriate to the land and crop (irrigation equipment, tillage equipment, harvesting equipment, storage equipment, etc.).

 We advise you on your project

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Globaltec ingenieria, Agriculture and agro-industry projects

Agricultural Warehouses in Agri-Food Development

Globaltec ingenieria, Agricultural Warehouses

Throughout history, food storage systems have been necessary to ensure food preservation. Thus, the primary function of agricultural warehouses has been to ensure the supply of food to the population, thus contributing to economic and population growth.

Thanks to globalization, we can access food from a variety of sources, all of which are in optimal conditions for consumption. We will focus on agricultural warehouses, which are the first link in the chain, as they directly receive production from the field. In them, the crops are received, conditioned and homogenized, and the farmer is given an appropriate price for his product. This allows reinvestment in production and maintenance of activity, contributing to economic growth and population fixation in rural areas.

Globaltec ingenieria, Agricultural Warehouses

Agricultural warehouses continue to fulfil their function: to ensure the supply of food in quantity and quality, guaranteeing producers fair prices. In this regard, Globaltec is working on the development of a national storage system for agricultural products in Senegal that will meet the needs of rural areas. Developing agricultural storage logistics in developing countries is crucial to achieving the goal of “Zero Hunger” (SDG 2) and the goal of “Sustainable Cities and Communities” (SDG 11), contributing to the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda.

Agrotech y las tecnologías aplicadas en desarrollos de Globaltec

Proyectos de ingeniería - agroindustria

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