food security

New FAO geospatial data platform to strengthen food and agriculture sectors

Screenshot of the FAO Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a geospatial data platform that aims to help build stronger food and agriculture sectors post COVID-19. The Hand-in-Hand system provides access to a wide range of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics and natural resources.

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Wed, 09/09/2020 - 16:42

New geospatial dataset helps assess early signs of drought risks worldwide

Soil erosion due to droughts

The near real-time assessment of drought risks is crucial to enhance food security in vulnerable regions around the world. SERVIR, a joint venture of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), now provides a worldwide dataset for the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI), to analyse and visualize vegetation stress on a weekly basis and at a

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Wed, 28/03/2018 - 09:39

World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme runs geoNode, a corporate web application for creating and sharing geospatial data and maps designed for non-GIS experts.

Website: http://www.wfp.org/ 

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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.

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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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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, 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.

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10/03/2014 to 12/03/2014

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Lisbon

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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.

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17/03/2014 to 21/03/2014

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Montevideo

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World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

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Earth Observation for Food and Agriculture: Ukraine RSO takes part in Workshop

Prof. Nataliia Kussul of the UN-SPIDER RSO delivered a presentation

Representatives of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Ukraine, hosted by SRI NASU-SSAU, took part in the International Meeting on Food Security, Earth Observations and Agricultural Monitoring. This workshop was held in Brussels on November 21, 2013 at the premise of the Secure World Foundation and was organized by Secure World Foundation (SWF), the European Commission (EC), and the Group of Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat.

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Mon, 02/12/2013 - 13:45

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Brussels Space Policy round Table: Cooperation vs Competition in Space Activities

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21/05/2013

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Thu, 16/05/2013

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Brussels

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Brussels

Event Organisers: 

SW Foundation

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United Nations/Pakistan International Workshop on Integrated Use of Space Technologies for Food and Water Security

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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) and the Government of Pakistan are jointly organizing the Workshop to promote the use of space technologies for the benefits of developing countries.

The Workshop will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan, from 11 to 15 March 2013, hosted by the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) on behalf of the Government of Pakistan and cosponsored by the Inter-Islamic Network on Space Science and Technology (ISNET).

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11/03/2013 to 15/03/2013

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Mon, 28/01/2013

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Islamabad

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO)

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Inter-Islamic Network on Space Science and Technology (ISNET)

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