TA 2. Innovations and synergies across different data ecosystems

(TA2.04) From pixel to crop: how to mitigate pre-harvest loss for African smallholder farms using synergies across different data communities

Dubai Stat Hall October 22, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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Michael Humber
Ghati Marwa
Rose Funja
Sonja Betschart
Juan Landivar Bowles
George Azzari

Almost 80 percent of the world’s poor people live in rural areas and rely primarily on agriculture for their livelihoods (goo.gl/o3hnAI). Reducing crop loss in rural households could greatly support global food security under UN Sustainable Development Goal 2. This session focuses on expanding the use and knowledge of satellite/drone information which could help understand better pre-harvest loss estimation for African smallholders, aiming to contribute to regional food security issues by providing more timely information on areas of production loss.