Hand-in-Hand Geospatial platform


Here you will find the latest news about the Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform in FAO. 

Over the last years, FAO has been developing and implementing digital inclusion initiatives, scaling up innovative digital technologies for development and targeted interventions worldwide. The FAO Digital Services Portfolio (DSP) and the FAO Hand-in-Hand (HIH) Geospatial Platform (GP) are at the forefront of this effort.
FAO has launched the regional AgriTech Observatory for review, a virtual platform dedicated to the advancement of digital agriculture in Europe and Central Asia. 
Imagery is one of the most important and useful geospatial data layers available today. However, it is still one of the most difficult to deploy effectively over the myriad of computing platforms available to geographic information system (GIS) users. Under the umbrella of its Agro-informatics work, FAO is launching a new series of interactive trainings on “Introduction to Google Earth Engine (GEE) for remote sensing analysis”.
The European Space Agency, in the context of EO Science for Society, is organizing the EO4Health User Forum to be held virtually on 15-16th January 2024, with FAO participating in sessions related to Global Health, EO applications on vector borne and non communicable diseases, as well as on capacity building and digital platforms.
The Digital Public Good Alliance (DPGA)'s State of the Digital Public Goods Ecosystem Report 2023 showcases the power of  Digital Public Goods (DPGs) in shaping a better future.
The 2023 Science and Innovation Forum has come to an end, leaving the world with a renewed sense of hope and purpose. The discussions, collaborations, and innovations that unfolded during this event have ignited a spark in the global scientific community, compelling us to work collectively towards a brighter, more sustainable future.
From 16 to 28 September 2023, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized four workshops in Pakistan, involving more than 120 experts from national and international institutions.
Showcasing two of its flagship initiatives in the area of digital transformation, FAO will host two interactive Innovation Talks at the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023 (SIF 2023).
FAO's new Agroinformatics Platform (AP) aims to showcase through its expansion all the new possibilities and horizons that are opening now to enable more targeted interventions on the ground.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) invites you to play a pivotal role in advancing global digital agriculture for targeted interventions. For this, a new AgroInformatics Platform User Feedback Survey has just been launched, as a key initiative to elevate user experiences.
On International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the spotlight shines on the launch of the FAO Food Loss App (FLAPP), a groundbreaking initiative in the global battle against food loss and waste. 
From 12 to 14 September 2023, experts and professionals met at FAO's headquarters for the GeoField Convening. The event served as a pivotal platform for fostering invaluable discussions and facilitating the exchange of knowledge within the domains of Earth Observation and Geospatial Impact Evaluation. 
FAO's special event at SIF2023 ‘AI and Digital Tools for Climate Resilient AgriFood Systems’ will take place on Thursday 19th October, 14.30-16.00 CEST to showcase concrete examples of technological innovations that aim at transforming traditional agricultural practices into sophisticated, data-driven systems that will protect efficiently our people and our planet. 
FAO's Hand-in-Hand geospatial Platform interface is now available in French, Russian and Chinese!
The last Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform update is now online and introduces new features.
UN open GIS
The GEO-AI Challenge for Cropland Mapping is an initiative of the UN Open-GIS group, initiated by FAO, ITU and UNODC that aims to develop accurate and cost-effective classification models for cropland extent mapping with machine learning techniques.

From July 4 to 6, 2023, a technical workshop was held at the Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Gabon to strengthen the capacity of the Hand-in-Hand (HiH) Cou...

The Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform interface is now available in Spanish!
This three-day event, which will take place from 11th to 13th July in Amman, Jordan, aims at assisting countries in the NENA region in the development of their e-agriculture national strategy and consequently to further promote and invest in digital agriculture.