Washington DC, 18 May 2009 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Global Analysis (OGA), announces Genesys International Corporation Limited as the latest addition to the Prime Vendor Contract. Genesys is a major global provider of Remote Sensing and GIS services and is the only Indian company providing Remote Sensing services to the USDA for satellite data analysis.
Robert Tetrault, Satellite Imagery Archive Manager, USDA FAS International Production Assessment Division. states, “GENESYS’ products have been verified for quality against the stringent evaluation procedures of the USDA and have met or exceeded these standards. We are confident that this relationship will provide the USDA with another valuable and cost effective source of data to meet its global commitments.”
The Office of Global Analysis of the USDA FAS is responsible for global crop condition assessments and estimates of area, yield, and production for grains, oilseeds, and cotton. The primary mission of OGA is to target, collect, analyze, and disseminate timely, objective, useful, and cost-effective global crop condition and agricultural market intelligence information. One of OGA’s key missions is to provide unbiased commodity estimates and forecasts to create a marketing edge for U.S. producers in world markets. (Source: USDA and NASA) The Prime Vendor Contract vehicle allows them to obtain agriculture analysis solutions using satellite imagery and ancillary information quickly and cost effectively.
Robert Tetrault, USDA FAS also stated, “The premise of this contract is to promote efficiency. We are trying to make the best use of every dollar the taxpayer gives us. FAS makes a request from our prime vendor, who is the contractor for our program, concerning which type of imagery solution information we need. Then our contractor obtains quotes from the vendors on the Prime Vendor Contract list for the imagery or solutions required. The Prime Vendor Contract helps the USDA achieve our goal – which is to have a contract in place that allows us to access products provided by the commercial industry and get the best price and performance possible. The Prime Vendor Contract provides the USDA FAS with the best possible global agriculture analysis solution products at the best possible prices and meets our stringent delivery specifications.”
About USDA FAS
USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has the primary responsibility for USDA’s international activities—market development, trade agreements and negotiations, and the collection and analysis of statistics and market information. As such a primary mission of FAS is to target, collect, analyze, and disseminate timely, objective, useful, and cost-effective global crop condition and agricultural production information. The purpose is to provide unbiased commodity estimates and forecasts to create a marketing edge for U.S. producers in world markets. For more information contact Robert Tetrault, Satellite Imagery Archive Manager, Contract Officer Technical Representative, USDA FAS or call 202-720-1071 Email Contact .
Genesys is a leading global Geospatial services company. Their close to 1400 Geospatial and mapping professionals have undertaken challenging and complex mapping, remote sensing and GIS services across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australasia and Asia. Working with several local governments, The United Nations as well as leading private sector, commercial geo-content players worldwide, it has parleyed its substantial infrastructure and experience into bringing enduring value and experience to all its customers. For more information contact: Col. J. Jacob VSM (Retd), CP and CMS (ASPRS); FRSPSoc (UK) at Email Contact or call +91 80 25229736.
About Global Marketing Insights, Inc.
Established in 1997, Global Marketing Insights Inc. provides a wide range of geospatial industry based business planning and market research services, including targeted product/service market studies and competitive market research. Global Marketing Insights, Inc. executives have worked with USDA FAS since 1988 and have assisted in the development and implementation of the Prime Vendor Contract acting as the contract negotiator and vendor liaison. In addition they have implemented the last 4 annual agriculture USDA FAS summits assisting the vendors in the development of their products and relationship with the USDA FAS. As authors of the NOAA and USGS International Remote Sensing Studies, Global Marketing Insights, Inc. is the largest global provider of remote sensing information. For more information contact Sherry Loy at Email Contact or call 216-525-0600 or visit www.globalinsights.com to preview the latest free remote sensing studies.