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Innovative insurance service for farmers based on satellite data gets commercial follow up in Uganda
February 15, 2019News
Innovative insurance service for farmers based on satellite data gets commercial follow up in Uganda

Smallholder farmers in Uganda are increasingly vulnerable to risks associated with changing weather patterns. The SUM-Africa project, supported by the G4AW program of Netherlands Space Office (NSO), provides satellite based drought index insurance to protect these smallholders. This week the Ugandan Agro Insurance Consortium (AIC) and the Dutch company EARS) signed a long-term contract to continue the delivery of this service. »

April 3, 2017Knowledge Portal
Satellite-based assessment of yield variation and its determinants in smallholder African systems

This article demonstrates the potential to track smallholder maize yield variation in western Kenya, using a combination of 1-m imagery and intensive field sampling on thousands of fields over 2 years. The emergence of satellite sensors that can routinely observe millions of individual smallholder farms raises possibilities for monitoring and understanding agricultural productivity in many regions of the world. »

F&BKP newsletter March 2017 (#02)
March 31, 2017News
F&BKP newsletter March 2017 (#02)

The March 2017 Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) newsletter presents information on various food & nutrition security related reports, knowledge activities, calls and events. Furthermore, a new feature of the Knowledge Portal is introduced: to stay updated on specific topics of the Portal, you can now subscribe to our email alerts. To stay informed on »

G4AW third Call published
March 23, 2017News
G4AW third Call published

Last Friday March 17, 2017 the third Call of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility was officially published in the Government Gazette. The G4AW Facility stimulates public-private partnerships and is supporting initiatives to set up large-scale, demand-driven, and user-tailored satellite-based service chains. »

March 7, 2017Knowledge Portal
Monitoring rice agriculture across Myanmar using satellite data

This article in the Remote Sensing Journal highlights new opportunities for monitoring agriculture. Assessment and monitoring of rice agriculture over large areas has been limited by cloud cover, optical sensor spatial and temporal resolutions, and lack of systematic or open access radar. The use of dense time series of open access Sentinel-1 C-band data at moderate spatial resolution offers innovative opportunities for assessment and monitoring of agriculture. »

Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance and Food Security
February 27, 2017Knowledge activity
Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance and Food Security

On February 16, NpM, Rabobank Foundation and NSO organized the conference “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food”. The conference aimed to show, share and discuss the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security. »