TEAM 1: Food Security in Relation to Earth Observation (GEOSS and COPERNICUS relevance)

This is a description of Team no 1 of the Nairobi INSPIRE Hackathon 2019 led by Karel Charvat as a mentor.

Food security initiatives – food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture are still major global challenges as reflected in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), 80% of crop production growth in developing countries will come from higher yields, increased crop intensity and expanding land use. Existing  food security related services focused on global agriculture monitoring. As an example, we can mention the GEOGLAM FAO activity.

The goal of this team is to analyse ways how Earth Observation technologies can help farmers and all communities at local and regional levels for more sustainable agriculture and food security. We will analyse several examples, good practices and ideas, potential applications, market etc. The goal is not to transfer European solutions to Africa. The goal is to find relevant solutions for Africa. We plan to collect ideas through questionnaires, share common working place and eventually run also some practical tests. Register yourself into our group and help us search for best solutions.

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