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Crop Burning Solutions

For farmers who want carbon points in exchange for not burning cropland and crop residues

Defire Solutions

For detecting, monitoring, measurement, reporting, and verification using remote sensing technology, drone, and sensor

ABOUT OUR PROJECT

Defire’s Crop Burning Projects

Defire started its project on preventing the burning of cropland and crop residues in Nan province, Thailand by assessing the farmers’ willingness to accept the carbon points as incentives for switching the post-harvest crop management, and the willingness to adopt the Defire APP for recording and monitoring their cropping practices. 

Defire was selected by the Thai government agencies to conduct the crop residue burning prevention pilot projects in Lampang and Singburi provinces in Thailand focusing on the similar activities above.

Defires uses satellite data, drone data, and IoT for monitoring the fire activities by the individual farmers and report their carbon points under a globally acceptable carbon standard (s).

“We believe that, to stop fire, we must first stop the hunger.”

Erk, Defire CEO

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How we achieve Sustainability?

Society

Defire reduces human and ecosystem health risk to PM2.5 and air pollution, therefore creating a healthy society with nature harmonization.

Economics

Each farmer is projected to generate about US$620 per year per household. Defire can stimulate the rural economic growth because more than 1.2 billion farmers in the tropics depend on nature for living.

Environment

At least, 7 million people died from air pollution annually while the carbon emissions accelerate the climate change. Defire can reduce such deaths and slow the climate change.

Governance

Using near-real time technologies and the projects are to be validated by the third parties, transparency and accountability are preserved.

Crop Burning and PM2.5

In Thailand, crop burning is responsible for release of 37% of the PM2.5. This is because crop burning has been a common practice in the rural poor in the expense of health and long-term crop productivity itself. Worse yet, crop burning is also a common post-harvest practice in the Mekong region, where PM2.5 level increase during the crop burning season between January and March every year.