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Videometer Technology to Enhance Biodiversity Conservation

Videometer Technology to Enhance Biodiversity Conservation

As the world’s population continues to grow, ensuring food security and promoting sustainable agriculture practices have become more essential than ever before. Genebanks are crucial repositories of plant genetic resources, playing a vital role in conserving biodiversity and promoting global food security. In the face of mounting threats posed by climate change and the loss of plant diversity due to habitat destruction, genebanks have emerged as a critical tool in preserving the world’s plant genetic resources.

At Videometer, we are committed to contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through our cutting-edge technology. By utilizing spectral imaging, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, our instruments can robustly analyze various products for quality control and inspection. The Videometer technology is used for establishing food security and seed safety, thus contributing to the achievement of SDG 2 – Zero Hunger.

We are proud to have our technology deployed in several genebanks around the globe, where it enables researchers to classify a range of accessions, including cowpea, cassava, and maize. Videometer helps genebanks with innovative methods to better preserve seed genetic data. Seed descriptors provide a detailed characterization of samples in shape, texture, color, and more. This information can then be used to identify specific seed varieties, assess their genetic diversity, and track changes in their traits over time.

One of the key features of the Videometer technology is its ability to provide a standardized, non-destructive method to classify seed accessions, creating a virtual seed file that can be used for seed phenotyping. This data can then be harnessed for crop improvement and the development of new varieties. Videometer is helping genebanks to better understand and utilize their collections, which can ultimately lead to the development of more resilient and sustainable agricultural systems.


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