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  • Namibia`s satellite centre to warn of disaster threats

    A new satellite data centre in Namibia will help farmers prepare for droughts, floods, bushfires and pests. The Earth Observation and Satellite Applications Research and Training Centre (EOSA-RTC), was launched this month (6 July) in collaboration with the African Monitoring of the Environment for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Satellites help keep Chesapeake Bay clean

    Space-age technologies to help Maryland implement and monitor an expanded winter cover crop program that is vital to the Chesapeake Bay's health are being developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Beltsville, Md. Soil scientist Gregory McCarty and colleagues Dean Hively, Ali Sadeghi and Megan Lang with the ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville are ...

  • Satellites help Colombian fishermen chase fish

    Fishermen in Colombia will be able to tap into the latest satellite information to chase shoals of fish in their depleted fishing grounds. Using satellites from NASA — the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration — and the European Space Agency, researchers from the National University of Colombia identified chlorophyll hotspots, which indicate the presence of the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Satellite data plus conservation equals better crop yields

    Combining remote sensing technology  with water and soil conservation techniques can help raise crop yields in South Asia, scientists have reported. Satellite data can help identify specific problems on farmlands ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Your ideas for ‘Farming by Satellite’ could make you money

    Students and young farmers in Europe and Africa have less than one month to go to register their details for a major competition about how using satellite technology in agriculture can improve production, efficiency, and reduce environmental impact. Organisers say that so far 10 countries are represented and they want more! Total cash prizes of €13,000 are on offer in ...


    By CLAAS Group

  • Satellite imagery to soon enable large-scale monitoring of Asia’s rice areas

    Information derived from satellite images can soon be made available to governments to help guide policy related to food security and sustainable development, particularly in rice-growing areas. The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite, Sentinel-1A, launched in 2014 can provide regular ‛snapshots’ of Asia as often as every 12 days. The ...

  • The Cloud and the Changing Face of Agriculture

    Enterprises, non-profits, and startups around the world are using the cloud to accelerate innovations that are changing the face of agriculture. In support of The Ohio State University’s Discovery Themes initiative, and in tandem with the 2016 Farm Science Review, Amazon Web ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Diesel efficiency in agricultural production

    The topic of diesel efficiency has only become an increasing focus for farmers in recent decades, following earlier decades of concentrating above all on timely and high quality performance of work with modern agricultural machinery and equipment. The discussion on diesel efficiency, which is still topical today, was triggered not only by rising fuel costs, but also by the environmental policy ...

  • FAO launches new satellite-based data on forest resources on the International Day of Forests

    New data released on the occasion of the International Day of Forests confirm that forest areas continue to decline globally, with the biggest losses of tropical forests occurring in South America and Africa. Improving information on forest resources is a key factor in halting illegal deforestation and forest ...

  • New world agriculture census round to kick off in 2016

    A new global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016, a large-scale, data collection process that will gather information and statistics on the world's agricultural sector. To support the process, FAO today published a set of updated guidelines to assist governments in carrying out their national-level agricultural censuses, tailored to various different country ...

  • USAID and NASA Award Tetra Tech Geospatial Technology Contract in West Africa

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today the award of a $13-million, single-award contract from the U.S. ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Uganda: FAO mapping technologies help fill gaps in forest data

    FAO recently introduced new mapping technologies in Uganda that will help the country generate better, more useful forestry statistics and land cover maps. Forests and forest products are important to the livelihoods of many communities in Uganda. The new tools and information will help the government monitor national forest resources and make informed decisions regarding long-term forestry and ...

  • World Agri-Tech 2016: Technology Showcase Open for Submissions

    The World Agri-Tech Investment Summit is now accepting applications for Technology Showcase presentations at the upcoming summit in London on November 2-3, 2016. If you’re looking for new investment in the agri-tech space, the World ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Traditional knowledge `can enable precision farming`

    Farmers in developing countries could take advantage of the emerging field of precision farming without needing the expensive technology usually associated with it, a geostatistics expert says. Crop yields could be improved by applying ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • African water atlas launched in French

    The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a French version of its 'Africa Water Atlas', a compendium of maps, satellite images and 'before and after' images that reveals the vulnerability of the continent's water resources. It was launched last month during World Water Week (21–28 August), in Sweden, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Chile, India link up for rural development

    Chile and India will work together to promote agricultural innovation and explore the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in improving rural livelihoods. The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) signed an agreement on agricultural cooperation with Chile's Foundation for Agricultural Innovation (FIA) in Chennai last month (20 March). MSSRF chairman M. S. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Quantum leap taken in measuring greenhouse effect

    British scientists have devised a new way to observe the greenhouse world, enabling researchers to measure with exquisite accuracy how atmospheric carbon dioxide builds up, migrates, evolves and absorbs radiation. The technique will allow more accurate predictions about how much the Earth is likely to warm over the next few ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Extension of joint EU-China earth observation programme

    The Dragon Programme, a collaborative venture between the People's Republic of China and the European Space Agency (ESA), has generated significant results in the area of earth observation (EO) satellite data. The success of the partnership was highlighted at a recent gathering of leading scientists to launch the programme's anticipated successor, Dragon 2. This second phase will build on the ...

  • Research funding and skills key to food for post-2015

    Public spending on agricultural research must double in the next decade if the world is to successfully move to sustainable methods of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Tropical countries struggle to engage with REDD+

    Most tropical developing countries are struggling to monitor and report their greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss, and will need international support to implement the UN REDD+ scheme, according to a study. The ...


    By SciDev.Net

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