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Space-based and in-situ information supports Zambian farmers in climate monitoring

For a long time, Zambia has been affected by extreme weather conditions that have adversely affected the livelihood of smallholder farmers, especially women, who constitute 78 % of the agricultural labor force.

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New projects in Malaysia, Ethiopia and Kenya focus on use of satellite data to respond to environmental disasters

Through the use of satellite data, two projects in Malaysia, Ethiopia and Kenya aim to generate new information for key decision makers. The objective of the projects is to intervene as early as possible to protect people and the environment.

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Training on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imagery use in Gabon

Training on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imagery use in Gabon

The 3rd Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) workshop - coordinated by the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Development and Data Democracy (WGCapD), supported by UNOOSA through its UN-SPIDER Programme, the European Commission (Copernicus Programme) and ESA, and hosted by Gabonese Space Agency (AGEOS) - took place in Libreville,

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Training on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imagery use in Gabon

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SERVIR’S Streamflow forecasting project now collaborating with RCMRD in East Africa

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From 13-15 March 2017, staff from the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was trained on stream flow forecasting methodologies entitled “Hydrological modeling using a multi-model approach”. The aim was to transfer the required skills to RCMRD staff  involved with SERVIR activities as a way to implement the stream flow forecast project.
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UK Space Agency funds project delivering a pest risk information service to sub-Saharan Africa

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An armyworm pest has been afflicting southern and eastern Africa since the beginning of this year. It has been observed in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique with Zimbabwe being the worst affected country so far. The moths of the armyworm are born survivors and they are able to migrate over huge distances. Experts predict that next affected countries will be Tanzania and Kenya.

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Kenya declares drought a national disaster

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Kenya’s president has declared the worsening drought in the country a national disaster.

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African rangeland early warning system MoU signed

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The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed a memorandum of understanding in Nairobi, Kenya on 18 January 2017. Speaking at the ceremony, the Director General of the RCMRD, Dr.

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NASA shows Indochina and Central Africa covered in fires

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NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) collected natural-color images from Central Africa and Indochina, where farmers prepare their land for seasonal planting by deliberately setting fire.

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NASA researchers assess the connection between wildfires and drought in Africa

Agricultural fires near the Niger River delta. Courtesy of NASA.

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, United States, have been investigating the connection between wild fires and droughts in sub-Saharan Africa using satellite data from NASA’s NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission.

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EvIDENz project Workshop in South Africa

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The partners of the EvIDENz project conducted the stakeholder workshop entitled “

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EvIDENz project stakholder workshop in South Africa

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