Dabeeo Inks MOU For Monitoring Palm Oil Plantation in Malaysia


To monitor palm tree farms in Malaysia, Dabeeo Inc., a geospatial information technology business based on AI, has declared its intention to provide AI analysis technology employing ultra-precision (30cm-level) satellite photos.

On April 28, 2023, Dabeeo and Saba Legend, a Malaysian GIS business, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the goal of regularly monitoring tree health and quickly recognising malnourished palm trees through technical cooperation.

The 300km2 palm oil plantation, which has partnered with Saba Legend, is roughly the size of 42,000 football fields. By utilising Dabeeo's AI technology, the two businesses will collaboratively look for chances to investigate precision farming in an effort to reduce the time and expense associated with maintaining a large-scale farm.

Using a particular band (Red-NIR) of satellite pictures, Dabeeo previously conducted an investigation of specific plantation regions to generate NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), a representative indicator of vegetation status.

Based on this experience, Dabeeo intends to use its AI analysis technology in future partnerships to analyse the vegetation indices of palm trees using 30-centimeter-level ultra-precise satellite images at regular intervals, visualise the related data, and deliver it to the farm, helping to support the operations of palm oil plantations.

Mohamed Ishaber Hassan, CEO of Saba Legend, said, "Managing and monitoring a large palm oil farm requires a great amount of labor and time. We are very optimistic with Dabeeo corporations, given that Sabah is a land mass state in Malaysia where 68% is covered with forest. The efficient management using Dabeeo's technology and satellite images will be highly conducive to the management of palm oil productivity. We hope that it can also lead to further discussions for the carbon markets."

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