We provide solutions, not just information. This is powered by: Creativity, user centred design and local embeddedness

About us

SmartFarming is designing and developing innovative Agri-tech products and concepts for farmers, and agribusinesses. 

SmartFarming is established in 2015

Interested in exploring synergies or co-developing Agri-tech solutions that help quickly reach rural farmers? 

We are always happy to set-up a meeting or a call. Contact us on our personal emails below or on info@smartfarmingtech.com

Meet the team

Jelle van den Akker
Founder – Agronomy & User centered design

Jelle obtained his MSc. at Wageningen University. He gained hands-on work experience in smallholder farmer related projects in several regions in India, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Shyam Kumar Katta
Business development India

Shyam is a Scholar of “Digital Tools for Rural Economy” with a study on Digital Agriculture and Social Development. He has 17 yrs of professional experience in commercialising the Farming sector and worked with 600 farmer organisations on Sustainable growth and Digital Farming. He is a man of grassroots in Strategic Planning, creating Social Impact, and is great at Project Implementation with Critical thinking..”

Daniel Levelt
Operations manager

Daniel has connected people with technology in South America, Sub Saharan Africa as well as the Netherlands, Albania and Turkey. Daniel is an expert in processes that surround technology introduction, Innovation, experiments, value propositions and business development.

Rahul Koul

In recent years Rahul has worked on sustainability, livelihoods and value chain management for several Agri service providers. Closely working with farmers on different topics and providing hands-On-Training, live demonstrations plots and organizing field days Rahul believes Agritech is the next step in farmer capacity building. Rahul has a bachelor degree in Agriculture from the College of Agriculture, Shivajinagar, Pune. And a Master’s degree from the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing. Rahul coordinates the business development activities for India.

Vinikesh Raibole

Vinikesh is an agricultural engineer with farmer focussed capacity building and data collection experience in several states of India

Timon Weitkamp
Earth Observation expert

Timon is an expert in remote sensing, irrigation and water management. He uses satellite-generated data to retrieve meaningful information about irrigation and agriculture.

Nelson Marula
Digital project manager

Nelson is a GIS and data expert. He is responsible for data collection, analysis and storage. He also works on the management of IRIPO – a communication platform which delivers agricultural extension services.

Claudio Gundana
Business Development Director of Mozambique

Mr Gundana is a senior project manager with vast experience in the design and execution of projects. He develops tailored extension services to smallholder farmers through Smart services

IT Team

We work with a strong team of passionate technology experts that create software solutions that are robust, creative, modern, user-centric, logical and secure.