We’re a family farm. We’re proud to support fellow farmers with great apps we have developed.
We have created simple systems so you can use your smartphone, paired with electronic tags, to quickly and easily monitor your soils, fruits, vines and more on your farm.
Watch this short video to find out what we do and why…
Some of the vineyards, blueberry growers, olive oil producers and more that we are working with…
We are committed to a world where independent farming thrives. You too?
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Ten years ago the vidacycle family started farming 12 hectares in the Maule Valley, Chile, a new adventure after many years in the UK. We farm olives, grapes and grow all our own fruit and veg using a combination of permaculture and organic principles. Everything we do is to ensure smaller-scale and family farms flourish. Find out more about our farm, vidacycle, click here.
Over the years we found and created some tools that help us farm effectively, vidacycle tech is all about sharing those tools with fellow farmers.
Why do we do this?
We are a small team committed to a positive ecological future for the earth and the many people living on it. Farming and farmers are central to this future. This is why we support fellow farmers to build resilient farming operations that embrace the many highs and lows, risks and rewards of working with the natural world. We are not dogmatic in believing that a certain approach is right, but we do believe that observing and learning from the natural world is often an excellent guiding principle for effective farming methods that benefit people, the earth and ensure a profitable business.
We also share insights and learnings from our community of farmers on our blog:
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At the start, we aimed to make it very easy for farmers to collect data out in the field. Whether…
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A cheery Ian Boyd with his cows in a field of clover and wild-flowers knee high. The whole farm is…
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We worked closely with a Chilean team to develop the Android version of the Workmentor app. It’s almost exactly the…
‘Through careful monitoring, Tom, is able to chart the health of his land and the effects of his decision making. But like an aikido master, he relies as much on his experience, intuition, and well-honed skills as on any particular set of data. It is part science, part experience and part “feel” rolled together into a skill set that is visibly successful – just like a great aikido performance.’
A description of one farmer’s art of farming from Grass, Soil, Hope by Courtney White.