Ujuizi Laboratories
Taking on a Billion-dollar problem in Africa
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What is it?

Cheetah is an acronym for Chains of Horticultural Intelligence; towards Efficiency and Equity in Agro-Food Trade along the trans-Africa Highway.

Cheetah amplifies the voice of value chain players (Transporters, Consumers, Growers, Officers from public and private agencies) by allowing them to communicate value chain shortcomings. The app also enables players to tap into chains of horticulture intelligence, which leads to better-informed decisions. This in turn reduces costs and increases profits for businesses, leads to lower market prices for consumers, fairer prices for growers, and better interventions by public and private agencies. Cheetah is developed by Ujuizi Laboratories, a spin-off company of the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, in collaboration with several other ICT experts.

Data in Use

Profit = ƒ(T, H, L, Dur, Rq), with T = temperature, H = humidity, L = Light, Dur = journey duration, and Rq = Road pavement quality.

Dur is provided by Cheetah (crowd-sourced); T, H and L are derived from satellite data (Copernicus Sentinel-4 and MSG-3). Rq is provided by Sentinel-1 and smartphone motion sensor data (crowd-sourced).
Cheetah Food is obtaining crop-sourcing information from Copernicus Sentinel-2 (and MERIS) land cover and crop phenology products. Market price information is partly crowd-sourced augmenting existing third-party crop market value services.

Customer benefit



Cheetah won the ESA Copernicus Masters App Challenge 2013!


Ujuizi Laboratories
Valentijn Venus
+31 (0)6 29072718 (The Netherlands)

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Ujuizi Laboratories - +31 (0)6 29072718 (The Netherlands)