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Experiences in Eastern Africa

East Africa crop monitoring training tour promotes satellite data for agricultural decision making

Mar 29, 2019

Catherine Nakalembe, Harvest Eastern Africa Lead, led four intensive remote sensing trainings this past month in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. The focus was on teaching staff in agricultural ministries how to use Earth Observation tools for… Read more

SPAM 2010

SPAM 2010: Updated global crop data aid in food policy decisions

Mar 26, 2019

Knowing where in the world individual crops are cultivated, their production patterns, and whether they are irrigated or rain fed are essential components for ensuring adequate, sustainable food production and safeguarding food security. Yet this critical data is often… Read more

Inbal Becker-Reshef at AMIS RRP

Satellite Data for Crop Monitoring - A Conversation with Inbal Becker-Reshef

Mar 15, 2019

We spoke with Inbal Becker-Reshef, Harvest Director, to understand the background and outcomes of a meeting held with the G20’s AMIS Rapid Response Forum last month to promote sharing satellite data for crop monitoring between countries. 

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Crop Monitor

GEOGLAM Crop Monitor launches New Crop Condition Monitoring Tool

Mar 11, 2019

Access to timely Earth Observation (EO) data can ensure effective monitoring of agricultural conditions globally. In order to facilitate this, the initial USDA FAS GLAM and GEOGLAM Crop Monitor were developed at University of Maryland in partnership with USDA and other… Read more

Photo by Meghavi Prashnani

Diverse Central India agriculture presents opportunities for applying earth observations

Mar 6, 2019

More than three quarters of the people in Madhya Pradesh, the central state of India, depend on agriculture in some form for their livelihoods. During the Kharif (wet) season, they grow mainly soybean, paddy (semiaquatic rice… Read more