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Agriculture

Press

  • IICA staff met with the Secretary of Agriculture-elect of Mexico

    Gloria Abraham, IICA Representative in Mexico, and Diego Montenegro, Director of Management and Regional Integration of the international agency, participated in the meeting. They were welcomed by Víctor Villalobos, Secretary of Agriculture-elect of Mexico, and his work team, who endorsed IICA’s work for the benefit of Mexico’s agriculture sector.

  • Mexico’s agri-sector

    IICA staff met with the Secretary of Agriculture-elect of Mexico

  • CWA 2018

    Caribbean Ministers of Agriculture are advised of IICA’s differentiated strategies for the region

  • Enhancing Agri-food

    Enhancing Agri-food Trade and Development in the Americas

  • CWA 2018

    Otero pledged IICA’s technical support for agricultural development plans in Barbados and Guyana

Events

  • Partners’ Meeting

    Achievement Report & Consultation for Way Forward

  • Virtual forum

    Biobeds in agriculture: a good practice for protecting health and reducing environmental risks

  • Workshop

    Needs Assessment and vision

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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