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  • Bioeconomy: Costa Rica’s bid to develop agriculture and rural areas

    Throughout this year, the Central American country has been preparing a national strategy on this issue, with input from public institutions involved in science, technology, the environment and agriculture.

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    Bioeconomy: Costa Rica’s bid to develop agriculture and rural areas

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    Experiences in seven countries will inform IICA’s bioeconomy strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean

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    IICA calls for an acceleration of the process to transform agriculture in America’s tropical belt countries

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    Chile, Mexico and Peru agree to create the Agricultural Council of the Pacific Alliance, with support from IICA

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    International Day of Rural Women Celebration

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Remote Sensing Workshop

08/10/2018

Orbiting hundreds of kilometers above the Earth, satellites can provide a unique and comprehensive perspective on the state and changing conditions of our soils, crops, and land use. Today, scientists and policy makers who manage and report on agriculture rely on these space-based data to assess risks to productivity, to monitor how land use is adapting to a changing climate, and to determine crop productivity. The data generated by satellite monitoring is of significant interest to a large and diverse group of users, including scientists, policy analysts, governments, commodity bodies, futures markets and crop insurance companies.

This webinar will introduce the audience to remote sensing and demonstrate how satellites are being used to estimate water in the soil, map crop type and condition across large areas, and estimate biophysical metrics such as crop biomass. Examples will be drawn from the extensive research, operations and applications by Canada’s federal agriculture ministry, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The webinar will provide an overview of available satellite technologies and how to access data. The webinar will also highlight opportunities for regional collaboration and coordination around research, training, and operational transition of satellite-based methods, through the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring and AmeriGEOSS activities. An open discussion will follow to answer technical questions and queries concerning adaptation of these methods to address priority issues for the Americas.

General Objective: Learn about remote sensing and how satellites are being used to estimate water in the soil, map crop type and condition across large areas, and estimate biophysical metrics such as crop biomass.

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    Lluvias torrenciales, sequías prolongadas, salinización de las aguas, pérdida de tierras costeras, son algunos de los impactos del cambio climático que afectan la agricultura de Surinam.  Un proyecto de tecnologías agrícolas climáticamente inteligentes permite que la producción hortícola de pequeña y mediana escala pueda enfrentar la situación.

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