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Posts on the topic "geographic information systems (GIS)"

Posts on the topic "geographic information systems (GIS)"

  • aWhere: providing weather-based tips for smallholder farmers

    Location specific and timely advice to improve productivity and climate resilience among smallholder farmers Farmers in developing countries have a challenge of accessing localized weather data. Recently the e-Agriculture Team at FAO and aWhere published a Promising Practice that explains how aWhere can provide weather-based data and tips for smallholder farmers. aWhere delivers agricultural intelligence to farmers, crop consultants and researchers all over the world. How does aWhere achieve this? “The company aims at making agronomic and weather data available to farmers through...
  • Using drones for indigenous mapping and monitoring

    Quick read Indigenous territories are facing threats of illegal activities, such as land grabbing and territorial boundary encroachments Technologies such as drones facilitates mapping and monitoring of indigenous land and other natural resources Review of 5 projects on the use of drones in Peru, Guyana and Panama by indigenous communities Indigenous lands are facing a lot of increasing pressures from numerous legal and illegal activities, causing severe environmental degradation and threatening indigenous territorial rights and livelihoods – proposes are recent article . The article reviews...
  • In Malaysia, drones are used to monitor and enforce forests

    Sarawak Forestry Corporation’s implemented a new initiative called GeoDrone to enhance its forest management activities, including monitoring and enforcement. Sarawak is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. The initiative includes geographic information system technology for a wide range of activities, such as monitoring of forest health, forest resource inventory and wildlife monitoring. Drone surveys can also be used to estimate the existing balance of timber stock, assess compliance with the stipulated harvesting and environment regulations and detect any encroachment...
  • Satellite Monitoring: An Innovative Solution for Water Management

    In Kenya, in the region of Turkana County, a severe drought is threatening people's livelihoods and livestock. Agricultural production is close to none as the rainy season going from March to June remained a vain hope. The nearest borehole is sometimes walking days away and not all of the population is fit enough to make it, so many were forced to relocate. However, Turkana County happens to have a large source of ground water. The problem is that if a well breaks, the reparation time is too long. Repairs used to come after a notification through mobile phone, but the majority of villagers...
  • GIS and Remote Sensing for sustainable forest monitoring and management Course

    GIS and Remote Sensing for sustainable forest monitoring and management Course Date 09th – 13th October 2017 Location Kigali, Rwanda Description Forestry involves the management of a broad range of natural resources within a forested area. We all agree Forestry is complex, dynamic, and...
  • Are South African regulations stifling the drone-based agri-service industry, a potential game-changer for agriculture?

    Mapping crop land is essential for farmers, as rely heavily on it for planning and management. UAS offer a great possibility for farmers as they can map large parts of land with low costs and easy transportation. Geographic Information System (GIS) maps can used both online and offline providing important information for farmers to plan irrigation design, check plant health and even monitor livestock. Credits: CTA, Netherlands According to this CTA article, despite the indeniable benefits from using UAS in agriculture, South Africa has one of the most restrictive regulations in the world for...
  • Drones in Agriculture

    The drone technology is the new fad. Drones or Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are revolutionizing agriculture, for example the use of remote sensing in agriculture. In essence, the use of drones for Precision Agriculture, farming, pest management and crop management is exploding worldwide. What has...
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  • GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management course

    GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management Course Date 28th August – 01st September 2017 Location Indepth Research Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Description For optimum utilization of available agricultural land resources on a sustainable basis, timely and reliable information...
  • FAO Global Forest Survey: Assessing the status of the world forest resources and their changes over time

    The assessment of the status of the world forest resources and their changes over time can only be done through the collection of field data, which is not widely collected in developing countries, and it is generally not shared. Remote sensing is improving knowledge on the extent and spatial distribution of forests, but information on their health status and characteristics is very limited. FAO, with the support of the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany , is implementing the Global...
  • GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management Course

    GIS and Remote Sensing for agricultural resource management Course Date 17 th – 21 st July 2017 Location Indepth Research Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Description For optimum utilization of available agricultural land resources on a sustainable basis, timely and reliable information regarding...