• Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas

Innovation

Press

  • Technological advances are revolutionizing regional trade in Mexican avocados

    A methodology that accurately determines the maturity of the fruit is saving farmers from millions of dollars in losses. 

  • Innovation

    Technological advances are revolutionizing regional trade in Mexican avocados

  • Corteva event

    Increased trade and infrastructure: the key to driving agricultural innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • The SRI methodology

    System promoted by IICA improves the productivity and adaptation of rice to climate change

  • Strategic alliance

    Taiwan ICDF and IICA strengthen agricultural cooperation in the Caribbean

Events

  • Virtual forum

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

  • Workshop

    Needs Assessment and vision

  • Technical forum

    Innovation in agricultural chains: Experiences and capacities

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.

Audio

  • Todo proceso industrial genera residuos, la extracción de aceite puro de piñón (Jatropha curcas) también. Pero el proyecto Piñón para Galápagos los valora como subproductos y con D´Piñón, una línea de biocosméticos,  cierra el círculo de producción convirtiéndose en un ejemplo de bioeconomía.

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