International Sugar Journal

Mexican COMPASS: An aid to improving farm performance in the sugar industry [Full subscriber]

Abstract The Mexican Crop Observation, Management and Production Analysis Services System (COMPASS) aims to help sugarcane (and wheat) farmers in Mexico improve crop management, increase yields and enhance profitability.  A phone app has been developed which combines remote sensing data with management information captured by farmers. A key goal is to help smallholders identify factors causing the gap between potential and actual yields, thereby assisting growers to improve their technical and financial performance.  The COMPASS app is available to local farmers within rural communities in Mexico. The project has included experimental work carried out in sugarcane farmers’ fields in Veracruz,…

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