FAO and Google partnership: Strengthening the role of technology for sustainable development
©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
15 April 2016--- Digital technology tapping into satellite imagery is revolutionizing the way countries can assess, monitor and manage their natural resources -- including tracking deforestation and desertification. FAO and Google are working together to make high-resolution satellite data an everyday tool in managing the world’s natural resources in a joint effort that is changing the way the world goes about pursuing sustainable development. These new approaches were on display at a joint FAO-Google Earth event at the Organization's headquarters in Rome.

Opening remarks by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General.
11min. 03sec.

Remarks by (00:00) Rebecca Moore, Director, Google Earth, Earth Engine & Earth Outreach; (18:15) David Thau, Developer Relations, Google Earth Engine & Google Earth Outreach; (32:40) Brian Sullivan, Program Manager, Google Ocean & Earth Outreach; (51:58) Danilo Mollicone, Forestry Officer; (62:41) Keith Cressman, FAO Senior Agricultural Officer.
73min. 34sec.

Questions & Answers.
11min. 38sec.

Final remarks by René Castro Salazar, FAO Assistant Director-General, Forestry Department.
05min. 11sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 11678