Helmets Labeling Crops: Innovative Approach Revolutionizing Rapid Crop Label Data Collection in East and Southern Africa
As technology continues to evolve, new opportunities arise for innovative solutions in various fields, including agriculture. In recent years, advancements in earth observation data, cloud computing, and machine learning capabilities have played a central role in agriculture. These technologies are being used to monitor crops, inform policies, and take anticipatory actions geared towards achieving sustainable goals. In light of this, various innovative initiative solutions and approaches that leverage technology to improve agriculture have been developed.
RCMRD Holds 5th Conference themed, Earth observation Services for Resilient Social Systems
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) held the annual RCMRD International conference (RIC) from September 6 to 8, 2022. The conference, under the theme Earth observation services for resilient social systems', sought to exchange ideas on the application of earth observation information and geospatial technologies for societal benefit.
Ethiopian Agricultural Officers Equipped with skills on crop conditions assessment
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources (RCMRD) through the SERVIR Eastern and Southern Africa Project (SERVIR E&SA), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is working with governments in application of Earth Observation information for crop conditions monitoring through expansion of crop monitors. This was in recognition of the gap in availability of rapid assessment reports on crop conditions for multi-level food security decision making, despite government ministries of agriculture collecting a lot of information.
Making gains through insurance as SERVIR E&SA launches GAIINS project
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), an inter-governmental body based in Nairobi, is partnering with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the SERVIR Eastern and Southern Africa (E&SA) program to promote gender-sensitive satellite index insurance products for farmers through the Gender-sensitive Agricultural Index-based Insurance (GAIINS) project.