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Together, the 17 partners of the AGRICAB project have organized almost 50 training workshops, used data from new European satellites and services, promoted open data sharing according to the principles agreed by the global Group on Earth Observations (GEO), integrated software tools and models, set up satellite ground reception equipment and developed novel web services demonstrating Big Data techniques.

More importantly, the innovative partnerships and collaborations developed through AGRICAB have contributed to:

  • better informed agriculture policy making in Senegal, Kenya and Mozambique
  • icross-boundary coordination and study of groundwater use for irrigated crops in Tunisia and its neighbours
  • state-of-the-art South African research on the mapping of tree cover and volumes and managing fires
  • livestock modeling and biomass estimation at global to local scales and developing related insurance products

On 23-24 March 2015, the final meeting of the AGRICAB project was organized by VITO, the project coordinator, in Antwerp, Belgium.

At this meeting, the project partners and invited participants from the European Commission and the GEO Secretariat gathered to
review the achievements of the project and discuss openly on the way forward.

Agenda - Participant List


01_DG_RTD_20150320_AGRICAB_V1.1.pdfEurope for GEOSS: A glance to EU activities supporting the GEOSSJ. Shiel and J.M. Rubio-Iglesias, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
02_AGRICAB_finalMtg_TJacobs.pdfAGRICAB: enhancing African EO capacities for agriculture and forestry management as contribution to GEOSST. Jacobs, VITO
03_Agricab_maathuis_Antwerpen032015.pdfOverview of data access, software tools and international workshopsB. Maathuis, University Twente - ITC
03a_Maathuis_animation_l8_s1a.exe_Animation S1AB. Maathuis, University Twente - ITC
03b_Maathuis_GPM_animation.exe_Animation GPMB. Maathuis, University Twente - ITC
03c_AGRICAB_INPE_Ingestion_Tool_v2_Pettinati.pdfTerraLib data ingestion toolM. R. Pettinati, INPE
04_AGRICAB_WP31_T2_Crop_Modelling_Yield_Forecasting.pdfCrop Modeling and Yield ForecastingH. Boogaard, Alterra
05_AGRICAB_FinalMtg_Antwerp_Remotti.pdfAgricultural StatisticsD. Remotti, Consorzio ITA
06_AGRICAB_WP31_EarlyWarningCropMapping.pdfEarly Warning and Crop MappingC. Toté, VITO
07_AGRICAB-OSS_FinalMeeting_march23_2015.pdfRegional monitoring of irrigation and water uptake in the NWSAS regionM. Mimouni, OSS
08_20150324_AGRICAB_FinalMeeting_Livestock_ULg_Minet-Lang.pdfFrom a global ecosystem model to national studies on biomass estimation & livestock insuranceJ. Minet and M. Lang,ULg
08a_AGRICAB_FinalMeeting_Fr_ADiouf.pdfBiomass estimation for livestock in SenegalA. Diouf, ULg / CSE
09_AGRICAB_final_report_Mathieu.pdfRemote Sensing research for monitoring woody structure in South African savannahs & woodlandsR. Mathieu, CSIR
10_AGRICAB_FINAL-MEETING_CSE-DAPSA_AMDieye.pdfWay forward for Senegal use caseA.M. Dieye, CSE
11_AGRICAB_INAM-UEM_Moz_presentation_AFM_23_24 Mar 2015_Antwerp-Belgium.pdfWay forward from national perspective: MozambiqueB. Nhantumbo, INAM
12_AGRICAB_Final_Meeting_CBERS-4_INPE_v2.pdfCBERS4-for-AfricaM. R. Pettinati, INPE
13_AGRICAB_DEIMOS_2015-03-24_FM.pdfDEIMOS-Imaging opportunitiesH. Cortizo, DEIMOS-Imaging
14_AGRICAB_final_meeting_AfriGEOSS_Deshayes.pdfAfriGEOSS: implementing GEOSS in AfricaM. Deshayes, GEO Secretariat
14a_AGRICAB_final_meeting_GEOGLAM_Deshayes.pdfGEOGLAM: Global Agriculture MonitoringM. Deshayes, GEO Secretariat
15_AGRICAB_DG-GROW_GMESandAfrica_24.03.2015.pdfGMES and AfricaM. Massart, European Commission, DG Grow
16_AGRICAB_introduction_GeoSAS.pdfIntroduction to GeoSASM. Tesfay, GeoSAS
17_AGRICAB_FinalMtg_CGLS-PROBA.pdfCopernicus Global Land Service and PROBA-VT. Jacobs, VITO