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MGAP of Uruguay tests the use of the NDVI in drought insurance

Uruguay's NDVI-based drought insurance pilot project. Map produced by GRAS or INIA

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Uruguay (MGAP) launched in December 2015 a three-year long pilot project to test the viability of a drought insurance scheme based on the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI).   The pilot project will benefit individual cattle farmers and is being implemented by the Agriculture Policy and Planning Office (OPYPA) of MGAP.   The pilot project is one of the efforts carried out by MGAP in the context of adaptation to

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Mon, 01/02/2016 - 12:34

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New Recommended Practice provided by Colombian Regional Support Office

Contraction and expansion of water bodies during La Niña event in Colombia

The Colombian Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER (IGAC) has provided a new Recommended Practice with detailed step-by-step procedures on how to derive useful information from satellite imagery.

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Recommended practices on water body changes

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Thu, 28/01/2016 - 16:03

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This year El Niño under the three strongest reported in 65 years

This year El Niño is the strongest since 15 years (Image: NASA).
During a news conference in Geneva on 16 November 2015, the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Mr. Michel Jarraud, commented that the “Severe droughts and devastating flooding being experienced throughout the tropics and sub-tropical zones bear the hallmarks of this
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Tue, 17/11/2015 - 14:52

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Natural disasters affect 13 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015

Drought is a major disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting roughly 6.6 million people 2015 (Image: CIAT).
According to the September – October 2015 edition of the “Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean” which is published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 13.2 million people have been affected by disasters from January to October 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Tue, 17/11/2015 - 09:20

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ISA: Lessons learnt from drought in Iran

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Fri, 02/10/2015
ISA: Lessons learnt from drought in Iran
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Effective use of Space-based information to monitor disasters and its impacts: Lessons Learnt from Drought in Iran

Fifth UN-SPIDER Beijing conference

The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "A consolidating role in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for

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Fifth UN-SPIDER Beijing Conference

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Mon, 21/09/2015 - 11:04

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LAPAN predicts the worst drought in five years in Indonesia

Satellite image of the Kalimantan region, which will not suffer drought in 2015 (Image: ESA)

The Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office, has stated that Indonesia would face in 2015 the worst drought in the past five years, which would affect 80 per cent of the country’s territory, except for Kalimantan and Sumatra. 

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Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:22

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China - National Training Course

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China - International Training Course

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Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD (COP12)

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The 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place over two weeks in Ankara, Turkey. As the Convention's primary decision-making body, the COP will meet to discuss and make decisions regarding the Convention's implementation.

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12/10/2015 to 23/10/2015

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Congresium Ankara - Ato International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Söğütözü Caddesi No:1/A, 06510 Çankaya

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