We at 6th Grain seek to transform the way farming is done. 6th Grain focuses on transforming farmer-provided data into information that can be used to increase success and uptake of in credit provision, high yielding seeds, fertilizer, fungicides and other crop protection services.
Using a flexible technology platform, 6th Grain delivers information data systems and online solutions that present farmer data, analysis, and visualizations needed to derive insight, extract meaning from the data, and drive evidence-based decisions for actors along the agricultural value chain.
Using weather, soil, remote sensing and farmer-provided data on farm management, we provide tools for agribusiness, financial institutions, farmer cooperatives and individual farmers.
The 6th Grain team contains the following expertise:
Satellite Imagery Analysis and Remote Sensing Experts – Given the advanced state of development of the satellite imagery analytics and remote sensing industries, the United States is the place to acquire talent. More specifically, the largest concentration of such resources is at NASA and the University of Maryland. Our Chief Scientist Officer, Dr. Molly Brown, formerly with NASA, selected the most promising experts in these fields and brought them into the company.
Data Scientists – We have partnered with various universities and corporations in India and China to bring data scientists into the company. Depending on the task and qualifications needed, we expand and contract our team of data scientists on short notice to stay agile.
Software Developers – Our software development center is in Russia, which remains the most attractive location to run such projects from both qualification and performance standpoints.