100,000 Hectares of Farmland in our Database

Over the past year and a half, customers using GeoTraceability’s technology to support small producers have collected data on more than 100,000 hectares of farmland in 10 different countries. 

GeoTraceability uses GPS and GIS technology to put smallholders on the map. It is the first time that hard data is available on such a large number of small producers. This information has a high value to know and understand who these guys are and to support them to improve their production, farming practices and livelihood.

Thanks to this credible information we now know, for example, that the average cocoa farm size in Ghana is 1.8 ha; that 85% of the plantations are less than 30 years; 13% of the famers are share-croppers and that 29% of the farmers are female. This information is quite different from the general assumptions circulating on cocoa farming in Ghana.

There are about half a billion smallholders and small producers in developing and emerging countries. We need to rapidly improve our intelligence on them if we want to address major issues that the world is facing like food security, climate change and poverty elimination.