Back in the late ‘90’s Wim Bastiaanssen developed the first algorithm that was able to compute biomass production and evapotranspiration products based on satellite imagery Not only was this an academic break-through in the remote sensing domain, it also is the fundament on which eLEAF was founded in 2000. In those first years, we were the first to operationalize the initial algorithms with a clear purpose: To support our clients in creating a more sustainable and climate resilient future of crop production and water management. We have come a long way since then, but our purpose never changed. Our algorithms evolved, and our processing infrastructure continuously improved to adhere to the latest industry standards. Our service offering expanded into precision agriculture, crop index insurance and yield forecasting, and we contribute to no less that 6 of the 17 United Nations SDG objectives.
Today we can proudly say that we are one of the few companies able to process satellite data on a global scale. Our decades of experience, build on a solid foundation of continued research, but mostly the dedication of our team has resulted in solutions that helping crop growers to mitigate climate risk and improve their yield, support water authorities to manage water resources in a sustainable way, and has secured the income of smallholder farmers by offering index-based crop insurance at scale. We work with partners ranging from institutions like the FAO and national governments, to water authorities, insurance companies and individual producers on the ground. Together with them, we are working towards a more climate resilient future.