The ruumi grazing app
Managed grazing is widely seen as complex (in terms of planning) and labour intensive (in terms of measuring grass. The ruumi grazing app has been developed by farmers, software engineers and data scientists to help overcome these challenges. It uses a combination of multi-spectral images and radar from Sentinel satellite, soil maps, seed mix data, and state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to provide farmers with real-time information – and the user-friendly tools they need to plan ahead with confidence.
The app helps farmers plan fertiliser-free grazing rotations that result in more grass, improved soil quality, and healthier animals – without the worry of making potentially expensive mistakes. It also helps create records, made up of remote sensing and on-the-ground datasets. It’s this unique capability which allows ruumi to generate carbon credit certificates of truly exceptional transparency, quality and value – to farmers, companies who want to offset, and the environment generally.
Our app isn’t perfect, of course. It’s still learning – just like us! That’s why we’re always on hand to help farmers avoid nasty surprises such as unexpected weather conditions, low grass covers, overstocking, and drought. We also offer a comprehensive program of webinars and access to a network of experts. Above all, we seek to forge lasting connections between farmers who want to become more sustainable, and between farmers and companies who are serious about investing in progressive offsetting.
Why build the app and the network? Our ultimate goal is to build an infrastructure that supports farmers interested in managed grazing. Our app – plus remote sensing – gives potential investors unique, real-time insight into how their investment in carbon credits is helping to create a better world. By building engagement and delivering tangible benefits for companies interested in offsetting, we provide the necessary funds for farmers to improve their soil quality.