agriculture

IGAC: Monitoring Agricultural Crops with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Estimation of the Normalized Differences Vegetation Index of a rice field

The Colombian Research and Development Centre for Geographic Information (CIAF), which is part of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, IGAC, is performing technical studies on airborne data collection using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The goal of the project is to obtain spectral vegetation indices, used to generate basic and thematic mapping at large scales in order to develop projects in precision agriculture and monitoring of crop fields.

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Mon, 30/06/2014 - 08:10

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El Salvador Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador (Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería - MAG) governs all activities carried out by the State in regard to agriculture and livestock and with regard to fishing and aquaculture. As in all countries, this Ministry is responsible for promoting the export of agricultural produce in combination with the support of agriculture for local consumption and subsistence agriculture which is typical in developing countries.

 

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United States: Half of the country experiencing drought

Scientists from the US created this map of dought areas

In early May 2014, the United States National Drought Center, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln developed a map, which shows the extended area affected by high temperatures and subsequent droughts in the United States.

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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:27

Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Ghana's Mission is to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technology development, effective extension and other support services to farmers, processors and traders for improved livelihood.

More information and contact data: http://mofa.gov.gh/

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Afghanistan: International Charter activated due to floods

satellite images to track flooding in Afghanistan

The International Charter: Space and Major Disaster was activated on 29 April 2014 by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA. Heavy rain in northern Afghanistan caused flash flooding on 25 April, killed over 120 people and tens of thousands were evacuated.

In the provinces of Jowzjan, Faryab and Sar-e Pol at least thousand homes were destroyed, infrastructure and agriculture were severely affected. The area is particularly prone to flood.

Images and data products are already available on the International Charter’s website.

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Fri, 02/05/2014 - 10:16

Satellite images show high agricultural productivity in the US

Satellite images to track vegetation

Satellite sensor data show that the crops in the Midwest region of the United States have highest photosynthetic activity, compared to other agricultural regions.  Sensors are detecting the fluorescence glow of the chlorophyll released by the crops during the photosynthesis. 

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Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:16

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO's mandate is to support members in their efforts to ensure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food. FAO can help by supporting policies and political commitments that promote food security and good nutrition and by making sure that up-to-date information about hunger and malnutrition challenges and solutions is available and accessible.

The main FAO's goals are:

1.     the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition;

2.    the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all;

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ASAL: Remote Sensing for locust infestation in Algeria and Mauritania

Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the North-East of Mauritan
Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the region of Illizi (Alge
Identification of the reproduction areas of locust in the region of Illizi

Within the framework of its collaboration with the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) - host to one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - has mapped potential locust reproduction zones in the South of Algeria and the North-East of Mauritania. The experts analyzed the ecological conditions of the migratory locust for the period between 18 January and 3 February 2014.

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Adaptation frontiers: conference on European climate change adaptation research and practice

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The objective of this final CIRCLE conference is to share the results of 10 years of European cooperation in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research, and to pave the way for the development of new research in support of climate change adaptation in Europe in the next decade. CIRCLE-2 is a European Network of 34 institutions from 23 countries committed to fund research and share knowledge on climate adaptation and the promotion of long-term cooperation among national and regional climate change programmes.

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10/03/2014 to 12/03/2014

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Climate Impacts Research and Response Coordination for a Larger Europe, University of Lisbon (CIRCLE 2)

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Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing, linking, and applying climate knowledge

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The climate research community is facing a complex challenge that includes improving current knowledge on the climate system, the interactions among its components and the limits of predictability. The challenge also involves enhancing its ability to interact with other disciplines, particularly decision makers (including those who elaborate policy) and social scientists in order to translate climate knowledge into actionable information.

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World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

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