Agricab

Science plays a key role in Understanding the dynamics of agricultural and forest resources. Remote sensing provides recurrent information on natural resources in various timescales and periods.

A key challenge is to enhance scientific and remote sensing capacity in Africa to enable African institutes to independently monitor and generate information on agricultural and forest resources to adequately support management and policy actions.

AGRICAB aims to develop a framework for enhancing earth observation capacity to support agriculture and forestry management in Africa. The project aims at improving and sustaining capacity for data access, agrometeorological modeling, early warning, agricultural statistics, livestock monitoring and forest mapping. These components are developed through specific case studies in Senegal, Kenya, Tunisia, Mozambique, South Africa and Niger, leading to dedicated training actions capitalizing on the findings.

 

 Africa Platform for Knowledge and Data Sharing on Earth Observation

Information on workshops, available software and tools, and data download is accessible from our dedicated Africa platform. This portal marks a first step in bringing together the various remote sensing efforts towards Africa that VITO is leading or strongly involved in, offering a more comprehensive view of our work to support users.