Fruitlook Team

Where FruitLook provides satellite imagery to local farmers, our FruitLook Team are our feet on the ground. For training, on-farm support, development of new services based on FruitLook data, research opportunities and any other ideas or questions you might have we are available to assist you. In this section, we would like to introduce you to the people working for FruitLook and explain what they can do for you! 


Caren Jarmain has been involved in FruitLook ever since the start. She has a PhD in Agrometeorology from the University of Natal (2003). Caren has studied vegetation water use for almost 20 years and is passionate about translation of research to pratical application and technology transfer. Caren is managing the South African part of FruitLook, including data dissemination and translation, training, accuracy evaluations and investigating further application of the FruitLook data (e.g. for yield estimations).

Caren is based in Stellenbosch and working as Independent researcher. Additionally, she holds an appointment as Research Associate at the Centre for Geographical Analysis (CGA) at Stellenbosch University. Caren can be contacted via


eLEAF ( is a Dutch high-tech company that pioneers in operational satellite based solutions. Our data products are used to assess land and water productivity for sustainable agricultural and water management practices. We aim to be the global reference for operational and reliable high quality data on crop growth and water use.

eLEAF provides the FruitLook data products and FruitLook portal and works in close cooperation with the South African part of the FruitLook Team. eLEAF is represented by Ruben Goudriaan, you can contact him via