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Website relaunch: Geospatial crop data for food policy

Geospatial crop data can help that local food production is optimised to meet demand (Image: FEMA Photo Library)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) improved and relaunched an interactive website that delivers essential components for ensuring adequate, sustainable food production and food security through satellite-based maps.

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Satellite data plus conservation equals better crop yields

[NEW DELHI] Combining remote sensing technology with water and soil conservation techniques can help raise crop yields in South Asia, scientists have reported.

Satellite data can help identify specific problems on farmlands such as moisture shortage, excessive soil wetness and flood occurrence.

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Wed, 05/10/2011 - 11:04

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Southern Africa: Heavy rains and localized flooding raise concerns about the impact on the cereal crop

Heavy rainfall recorded in December and January (Figure 1) across Southern Africa has caused water-logging and localised crop losses in parts of the sub-region, particularly in Lesotho and across the Zambezi basin. The torrential rains have resulted in elevated river levels, with many regions remaining on alert due to increased possibility of further flooding in downstream areas.

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Thu, 17/02/2011 - 10:13

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