GIS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Course. (19th – 23rd June 2017)


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GIS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Course

INTRODUCTION
The main purpose of the course is to enhance the capabilities of technical staff involved in Food Security Analysis, climate analysis & agriculture by providing them with an understanding on the use of spatial and Earth Observation (EO) information as a tool to integrate knowledge about climate change, agriculture and food security in a meaningful and innovative way.

SOFTWARE
QGIS, SAGA GIS

DURATION
5 Days

COURSE OBJECTIVES
By completing this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing
• Understand concepts and main frameworks in Food Security Analysis
• Understand concepts and main frameworks in Climate Change Analysis
• Understand concepts and main frameworks in Agriculture
• Understand the relationship between climate change, agriculture and food security
• Apply GIS and Remote Sensing as Decision support tool for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
• Use GIS information in planning FS interventions through spatial multi-criteria analysis
• Assess spatial data availability and understand the importance of spatial data infrastructure (SDI), for data sharing by organizations involved in CCAFS
• Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems
• Use participatory GIS (PGIS) tools during assessments at community level
• Apply remote sensing data and image processing techniques to monitor select CCAFS indicators
• Use mobile phones to gather data during field assessments/surveys
• Design and implement their own GIS projects that integrate remote sensing data and GPS-based field information

How to participate
Tailor Made Training
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