DFMS is implemented by a consortium of UK organisations led by RHEA Group and supported by organizations who are experts in their field.

Consortium partners include:

  • UK Met Office – meteorology
  • HR Wallingford – hydrology
  • Pixalytics – satellite data
  • Environment Systems – satellite data
  • AA International – crop yield and livestock body condition data
  • Databasix – user interface

In country, support is provided by:

  • Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)
  • Ministry of Water and Environment and further including the Office of the Prime Minister
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
  • National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
  • AgriTechTalk Africa
  • Mercy Corps
  • RHEA’s country representatives


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The International Partnership Programme (IPP)

IPP uses the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable, economic or societal benefit to undeveloped nations and developing economies.

IPP is funded from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). As GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) ring-fenced budget, IPP is required to be fully ODA compliant and will be delivered in line with the United Nations sustainability goals.

IPP seeks to maximize the practical impact on the lives of people living in developing countries by partnering with those countries to use space solutions to solve their specific development challenges, and in doing so increase their capacity.

As a secondary objective, IPP will contribute to the continued strength of the UK’s space sector, building on the unique strengths that the sector has in terms of services and technology to deliver the aid objectives. The projects within IPP span a whole range of themes, including reducing deforestation, disaster response, land-use monitoring, reducing maritime problems and deploying renewable energy.


Project lead

logoRHEA Group

Created in 1992, RHEA Group has built a reputation as a trusted partner, developing tailored solutions that help drive organizational and cultural initiatives, leading to sustainable added value for its customers. RHEA engineers and researchers are some of the most respected in our industries, providing unique capabilities for our clients’ missions and projects.


Water & Environment

Uganda National Metrological Authority

unmaUganda National Meteorological Authority (formerly Department of Meteorology) under Ministry of Water and Environment is a semi autonomous government authority for weather and climate services (UNMA Act. 2012) and a focal institution to Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international body mandated to carryout scientific research on climate change.



MET officeUK Met Office

The Met Office is the UK’s national meteorological service. They provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.



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H R Wallingford

H R Wallingford is a not-for-profit organisation, who reinvest profits into strategic research. This allows them to tackle pressing problems; create next-generation tools and technology; and create state-of-the-art facilities. Their research underpins their smart solutions – to allow their clients to benefit from fresh thinking,


Satellite data

pixalytics logo Pixalytics

Pixalytics is an independent consultancy company specialising in Earth observation. They combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with satellite and airborne data to provide answers to questions about our planet’s resources and behaviour.



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Environment Systems

Environment Systems was created in 2003 and has come a long way, in a relatively short time, to become an established consultancy with a valued reputation using recognised expertise in data analysis – specifically geo-informatics and Earth observation.


International Data

unnamedAgriTechTalk International

AgriTechTalk International is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. They work closely with Uganda based branch NGO, AgriTechTalk Africa, as well as their sister company, AA International, to develop training resources for the improvement of agricultural management and food security assessing, for farmers and officers in developing countries, supported through the delivery of related training.


User Interface

unnamed (1)Databasix

Databasix is a young organisation with the vision of bringing people and data together, in order to change the way that data is collected, understood and used. Working with clients, individuals within organisations can revolutionise their attitude to data and unlock its true potential and value, ensuring that every item is beneficial at every level.


In country

mercycorps logoMercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians, working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper. Their mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.



AA AfricaAgriTechTalk International Africa

AgriTechTalk-Africa is the sister company of AgriTechTalk International and provides technical assistance to agricultural and natural resources development programmes and projects, whether being implemented by NGOs; community-based organisations (CBOs); international agencies (e.g. UN bodies); farmer cooperatives or government institutions.