FAO

FAO to develop a database to support water-scarce countries

Satellite image of the water-scarce Sahara desert in Algeria (Image: ESA)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will develop an open-access database using satellite information to support water-scarce countries in the Near East and North Africa, where droughts and food security are major issues. The portal’s objective is to gather and assess satellite data in order to enhance land and water productivity, and to foster the sustainability of agricultural systems.

English

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 25/08/2015 - 16:09

Country/Region: 

latitude: 

0

longitude: 

0
Tue, 08/25/2015

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

FAO and Norway to help developing countries monitor their forest through Earth observation

Forest observed through satellite imagery (Image: NASA/GSFC)

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has signed a partnership agreement with Norway in order to help developing countries assess their forest resources and changes.

English

Publishing Date: 

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 08:41

Country/Region: 

latitude: 

60

longitude: 

8
Mon, 04/20/2015

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

FAO: Watching Agricultural Drought Worldwide - from Space

ASIS shows agricultural areas with a high likelihood of water stress (red areas) of the first ten day-period of January 2014

In the framework of the EU/FAO Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is developing the Agriculture Stress Index System (ASIS) to detect agricultural areas with a high likelihood of water stress (drought) at the global level.

English

Free tagging: 

Pakistan: First remote sensing lab for crops inaugurated

Satellite Image of Pakistan

On 20 May 2014, Pakistan’s Agriculture Secretary, Ahmed Bakhsh Narejo, inaugurated the country's first satellite remote sensing laboratory specifically dedicated to monitoring crops in the province Sindh.

English

Free tagging: 

Country/Region: 

Publishing Date: 

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 07:46

latitude: 

25

longitude: 

68
Wed, 05/28/2014

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 1/14: Space Technologies in the United Nations

Locust Outbreak in Northern Africa: UN-SPIDER facilitates support

UN-SPIDER is providing support to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in response to the widespread locust outbreak by facilitating access to various

English

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 17:13

Country/Region: 

Fri, 04/13/2012

UN-SPIDER news: 

0

August 2010

Issue Date: 

Fri, 03/09/2010
English

UN-SPIDER News

Free tagging: 

Portfolio: 

FAO Launches Real Time Fire Monitoring Website

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a new online portal on fire information and real time monitoring to help countries to control fire effectively and protect property and natural resources. The new Global Fire Information Management System (GFIMS) detects fire hotspots from satellites operated by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

English

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 13/08/2010 - 11:12

April 2009

Issue Date: 

Thu, 30/04/2009
English

                                                               UN-SPIDER April 2009 Updates
In this issue:

UN-SPIDER News

Portfolio: 

Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.