Case Study: SOPA Collaborated with Farmonaut for Crop Yield Estimation of Soybean in 50 Districts


Farmonaut, a leading agricultural technology company, partnered with the Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) to conduct a comprehensive crop yield estimation for soybean in approximately 50 districts across Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. This groundbreaking initiative aimed to leverage advanced technologies and data analytics to empower farmers and stakeholders in the soybean industry. In this blog, we delve into the details of this remarkable project and its significance for the future of agriculture.

Understanding SOPA:

The Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) is a prominent industry association dedicated to promoting the interests of soybean farmers, processors, and exporters in India. SOPA plays a vital role in advancing sustainable agricultural practices and enhancing the growth of the soybean sector. By collaborating with SOPA, we (Farmonaut) aimed to utilize their extensive network and expertise to conduct an accurate and comprehensive crop yield estimation for soybean.


The project undertaken by us encompassed crop yield estimation for soybean in approximately 50 districts spanning Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. These regions were specifically chosen due to their significance in soybean cultivation and their contribution to India’s overall soybean production. The project aimed to gather robust data, analyze it using advanced technologies, and provide actionable insights to improve the efficiency and productivity of soybean farming.


We used remote sensing, satellite imagery analysis, and machine learning algorithms to achieve accurate crop yield estimation. High-resolution satellite imagery and advanced analytics provided vital information on crop health, vegetation indices, and growth patterns. Ground-level observations were correlated with the data to validate findings. Employing sophisticated machine learning models enabled precise crop yield estimates for each district, offering valuable insights into soybean cultivation.

Benefits & Implications

By using the satellite technology for Crop Yield Production, Farmonaut have aided SOPA in many ways possible:

  • Has optimized production and profitability for industry stakeholders and farmers.
  • Yield Prediction has also been beneficial to SOPA in planning and resource allocation of soybean including market forecasting.
  • Supply chain management being the biggest concern, Yield Prediction has also benefitted soybean processors and exporters to manage it effectively.
  • Due to this collaboration SOPA has ace to understand the insights provided by Farmonaut through satellite technology in order to enhancing productivity, sustainability, and profitability in soybean cultivation.

Farmonaut’s Yield Prediction Accuracy of greater than 80% assisted SOPA in management, resource allocation, planning and market forecasting.

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