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Earth Observations Help to Monitor the Impacts of Cyclone Idai on People and Food in Eastern Africa

Earth Observations Help to Monitor the Impacts of Cyclone Idai on People and Food in Eastern Africa

May 13, 2019

This post was written by Catherine Nakalembe (Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland) and Lia Poteet (Applied Sciences… Read more

Crop Condition plots shown on CropMonitor.org

The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor for Early Warning: Strengthening Agricultural Decision Making in Countries at Risk of Food Insecurity

May 9, 2019

During the current 2018-2019 maize growing season now under harvest, southern Africa experienced some of the driest conditions in the monitoring record, dating back to 1984.  The result of these drought conditions has been crop failure across the worst-affected areas, with… Read more

Study region of Kenya and Tanzania showing (d) yields for 2016–18 for 15 counties in Western Kenya.

Building accurate maize yield maps for smallholders with Google Earth Engine

May 7, 2019

Accurate field-scale maize yield measurements are important to guide farming practices, as well as helping direct investments and policies that can improve food security. While data on smallholder maize systems are limited, satellite… Read more

Applications of Earth Observations for Food Security and Agriculture for USAID's Feed the Future Initiative

Applications of Earth Observations for Food Security and Agriculture for USAID's Feed the Future Initiative

May 3, 2019

This article originally appeared on the Feed the Future blog Agrilinks, on behalf of the USAID Steering… Read more

Participants of the Rwanda National Crop Monitor Training, 4th to 8th March 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Building Capacity for Reporting Crop Conditions in Rwanda

Apr 30, 2019

Decision makers such as farmers and government officials require accurate and timely information on the status of agricultural crops. This kind of information is also essential for farmer organizations, traders, NGOs and more. Modern electronic data… Read more