Projects

Cuba: Crop-modelling software development for sugarcane biomass and sucrose production

University of Havana researchers are working with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida to explore improving the ability of the DSSAT (Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer) crop-modeling software... | Read more...

Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda: INMASP - Integrated nutrient management to attain sustainable productivity

The Farmers Field School (FFS) concept is the institutional framework in which the project activities will be implemented. A structure and curriculum of activities will be developed with the most relevant stakeholders in the three participating countries. | Read more...

Kenya, Uganda: LEINUTS project - Potentials of low-external input and sustainable agriculture (LEIA)

Exploitation of soil fertility through current farm management practices is threatening the food security and the position of the economically important agricultural sector in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. | Read more...

Mali, Senegal: Decision Aids for Integrated Nutrient Management

Soil acidity and nutrient deficiencies limit crop yields in most developing countries, but once these constraints are overcome, new cropping strategies are possible. Link | Read more...

Angola, Mozambique: Nutrient Management Support System

Prepare a protocol for testing, comparing, and adapting of nutrient management decision aids. Enhance adoption of NuMaSS-based knowledge by users in different geographical regions of S.E. Asia-PhilRice, IRRI, Kasetsart U. | Read more...

Namibia: Agro-ecological Zoning of Namibia

In the last decade, in a dry African country like Namibia it became important for the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development to compile a computerized inventory of the country's natural resources to assist planners, managers and researchers in the attempt to increase food security. Link | Read more...

Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal: Land Cover Performance

Using high resolution Landsat ETM+ imagery and prior field experience, US Geological Survey scientists conducted field investigations of specific locations. Using hardcopy maps and a global positioning system, investigators locate a number of positive and negative 'anomaly' areas. | Read more...

Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti: IABIN Connectivity Program

IABIN, an initiative of the Summit of the Americas, will provide the infrastructure and biodiversity information content required by the countries of the Americas to improve decision-making. It is developing an Internet-based platform to provide access... | Read more...

Mali, Niger: Monitoring Land Use and Land Cover Changes in the Sahel

The EROS Data Center working in close collaboration with the AGRHYMET Regional Center in Niamey, Niger, is developing a framework for monitoring, mapping and quantifying changes in natural resources through land use and land cover changes in West Africa. | Read more...

Caribbean: Mesoamerican and Caribbean Geospatial Alliance

The Mesoamerican and Caribbean Geospatial Alliance (MACGA) is a project implemented by the U.S. Geological Survey/EROS Data Center in cooperation with several partner organizations. MACGA strives, as an "alliance" of organizations with shared... | Read more...

South Africa: SA Land-cover Mapping Project

South Africa's CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) is engaged in a project in which the current land-cover of every corner of South Africa will be mapped. South Africa undertook an initial inventory of land-cover (and use) in 1994-95. | Read more...

Senegal: GPS, GIS, Videography and Landscape Carbon Sampling

The University of Massachusetts has a program seeking to develop inexpensive aerial camera/GPS systems that can attach to any local aircraft and be used by resource analysts or conservation organizations to conduct highly efficient aerial surveys with a minimum amount of training and expense. | Read more...

Ghana, Mali: Measuring and Assessing Soil Carbon Sequestration

The strategy is to develop and document a robust protocol that can be used to (i) identify practical options for farming systems that simultaneously increase food productivity, thereby reducing risk of food insecurity, and increase soil carbon stocks... | Read more...

Mali: Remote sensing application and modeling soil carbon sequestration in crop lands of Mali

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is a low-input low-output systems of agriculture which maintained Africa at subsistence levels. In addition, there are the associated problems of land degradation accelerated by low-input systems which has exceeded the resilience threshold of soils. Link | Read more...

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Farm-level Applied Research Methods Programme

Farm-level Applied Research Methods Programme for East and Southern Africa is a regional collaborative initiative of five core countries, viz, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, executed by FAO with the financial support from SIDA. | Read more...

The Africover Initiative

The FAO launched the Africover Initiative in response to the many national requests for assistance in the development of reliable, geo-referenced information for natural resources management in Africa. Link | Read more...

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