Manna Irrigation Signs Strategic Partnership with Foreca
Manna Irrigation Ltd, a leading provider of irrigation intelligence software solutions, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Foreca, a leading provider of digital weather data for business use worldwide.
HELSINKI, FINLAND, March 14, 2017 – Irrigation decisions and weather information go hand-in-hand for more than 4000 years. Today, with the announcement of the new partnership, the most advanced technologies on both fronts will work together in order to provide Irrigation Intelligence at a level never seen before. According to the agreement, Foreca will provide Manna with hyper-local, global weather data – high resolution climatology, current and forecast conditions. This concludes a long and extensive process, where multiple global weather providers were evaluated in the aspects of meteorological depth, data resolution, forecast accuracy, data availability and more.
Manna provides growers around the world with the actionable information they need to make better-informed and more confident irrigation decisions. Its sensor-free, software-only approach leverages high-resolution, frequently refreshed satellite data and hyper-local weather information to deliver highly affordable and accessible solutions for site-specific irrigation recommendations.
Foreca has a product and service portfolio ranging from ready-to-use graphical elements and applications to robust raw data interfaces and proven capability to provide digital weather services everywhere in the world. “Weather forecasts should be as accurate as possible to avoid harmful decisions and in agriculture these might have dire consequences. Foreca is one of the most accurate weather forecast providers in the world. We are excited knowing that this data together with the Manna satellite-driven intelligence will help growers boost their water use efficiency,” said Marko Moilanen, Founder and VP of Business Development of Foreca.
“We believe that partnership is more than just transferring data and satisfying business interests. We are very happy to have found a group of people who share our values and enthusiasm. Together we can generate great value for growers – help them make the best irrigation decisions everywhere, every time,” summarized Eyal Mor, CEO of Manna Irrigation.