14/01/13 – Workshop ‘Remote Sensing: Beyond Images’

Opening slide of workshop 'Remote Sensing - Beyond Images'

Date: 14-15 December 2013
Venue: Palace Sevilla Hotel
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Poor people are the first to be hit by food shortages; it is important to make use of all possible technologies and improve policies to ensure a steady increase in food production to match the rising demand. Insights and recommendations based on remote sensing have the large potential to help improve the livelihoods of resource poor farmers. These farmers can benefit directly through specific crop management information or indirectly through better seed or informed policy decisions by governments. Farmer’s organizations, NGOs, governments, policy makers and others can make use of geo-spatial information to create more equitable, fairer and more transparent conditions for these farmers.

Participants at the workshop on ‘Remote Sensing –Beyond Images’ learned to define collaborative research projects that will make best use of (research) resources.

The event was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), CGIAR research Program on Maize, the Cereal System Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) and the Sustainable Modernization of the Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro).

The program included sessions on:

  • Crop Insurance
  • Crop Production Estimation
  • Nutrient and Water management & Disease monitoring
  • Phenotyping
  • Sensors and products
  • Spatial data analysis and delivery
  • User’s needs and expectations

For more information: u.schulthess@cgiar.org or click here

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