According to FAO, more than 60 percent of the world’s population depends on agriculture for survival. In Africa, Agriculture is the most important livelihood sector, contributing to over 50 % of GDP. Food security issues have been on the rise especially in the GHA region where 75% of the land is classified as arid. Consequently, agricultural production and monitoring support decision tools are developed to prioritize efforts towards improving vulnerable parts of agricultural systems.

The special topics in this thematic areas will include:

  • Policies governing  Agriculture and Food security
  • In season crop monitoring using remote sensing
  • Crop yield , intensity, acreage estimation using remote sensing methodologies for small holder farms
  • Application of crop insurance for small holder farmers
  • Crop modelling
  • Crop suitability mapping
  • Range-land productivity monitoring
  • Assessing scalable area specific crop growth dynamics