Projects

Colombia: New opportunities for hillside farmers: Matching product quality, environments and market

Twenty-five million smallholder farm families in hillside regions of Latin America, East Africa and Southeast Asia depend on coffee as their principal source of cash income. Coffee and the few other cash crops produced are sold mainly as low-value... | Read more...

Brazil: Applying Sugar Cane Precision Agriculture

Aiming to contribute to the implementation of Precision Agriculture in sugar cane crop in Brazil, this project registers two fundamental process: i) to design a sugarcane yield monitor; ii) to map physical and chemical soil attributes. Link | Read more...

Sudan: GPS and GIS based farming technology to the commercial mechanized farming sector

The project aims to introduce GPS and GIS based farming technology to the commercial mechanized farming sector of the Republic of Sudan. The specific objectives are: to introduce controlled traffic farming (CTF) with the use of GPS-based self-steering tractors. | Read more...

Morocco: Rangeland assessment and monitoring

Rangeland accounts for almost 80 percent of Morocco's land area and supplies about 30 percent of the feed needed for its estimated 26 million head of livestock. The availability of satellite imagery opens up new possibilities for the monitoring of... Link | Read more...

Morocco: Aquaculture study and lagoon management

Nador Lagoon has been the focus of several national and international programmes mainly because of its aquacultural potential. Localized yields encouraged the study of the lagoon as a whole. SPOT and Landsat satellite imagery and a concurrent ground... Link | Read more...

Senegal: Land Degradation Assesment in Drylands

LADA is an international UN initiative, supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNEP, the Secretariat and the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD and FAO, and is being executed by FAO. The LADA project was lauinched in 2002 and aims to assess... | Read more...

Sahel: Soil Sampling Strategies for Precision Agriculture Research under Sahelian Conditions

The cost of soil samples to characterize field variability is a key problem in precision agriculture. This study was conducted to investigate whether yield maps can be used to optimize soil sampling for characterizing soil variables that determine yield variability. | Read more...

Nigeria: Optimizing Agricultural Yields Using Remote Sensing, Gps And Gis Technology

Even though Agriculture has been a major cultural practice of the Nigerian people, especially in the rural areas, it has not risen beyond subsistence level. Agriculture has hitherto been practiced on small scale by individual farmers with the mere... | Read more...

Botswana: Ecological interactions between brown hyaenas (Parahyaena brunnea) and humans in the Makga

This research study aims to investigate the feeding behaviour and movement of brown hyaena (Parahyaena brunnea) populations living in close proximity to cattle post communities in the Makgadikgadi region of Northern Botswana. | Read more...

Tanzania: Why model tea?

Since 1995, Cranfield University's International Centre for Plantation Studies (ICPS) has been working to develop a tool to make these "What if ...?" questions easier to ask and the answers more reliable. Link | Read more...

India: Operationalization of Precision Farming

Precision farming has been the buzzword of agricultural research around the globe in recent times. It is based on the philosophy of heterogeneity within homogeneity and requires precise information on the degree of variability for within field management. Link | Read more...

India: Space inputs for precision agriculture: Scope for proto-type experiments in the diverse India

Precision agriculture, newly emerging agricultural management concept, embodies the convergence of biotechnologies & other agricultural technologies with space and informatics. With a goal to achieve the quantum jump in agricultural productivity,... Link | Read more...

India: GIS Anchored Integrated Plantation Management: Tea

Tea is one of the most important and highest foreign exchange earning agricultural product of India. The Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, North Bengal (Darjeeling) and Sikkim contribute significantly to the overall tea production in the country. Link | Read more...

Malaysia: Agro-Ecological Zoning for South West Selangor, using Remote Sensing and Geographic Inform

MACRES has conducted a study on agro-ecological zoning of South West Selangor using the integration of remote sensing and Geogrphic Information System (GIS). Five parameters - land cover/use, landform, terrain, soil and climate were used for agro... | Read more...

China: Paddy Rice Monitoring with RADARSAT-1

It is well known that rice is an important world crop, particularly in Asia. The population of Asia accounts for approximately 60% of the global population, about 92% of the world's rice production, and 90% of global rice consumption. | Read more...

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