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2016 CGIAR-CSI & Partners Meeting                                    

SPURRING INNOVATION IN GEOSPATIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

This two-and-a-half day meeting provides a venue and showcase for the CGIAR-CSI and partners not only to share recent progress in geospatial technologies, methods, tools and learning, but also for this community to articulate a common vision of and commitment to its greater role in expanding the quantity and quality of public-good geospatial research products and services. Read the meeting report to learn more... 

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Wednesday, September 7 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Monitoring and Mapping Agriculture and Rural Welfare; Better, Faster, Cheaper

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There is no shortage of goals and indicators that the development community, individual donors, and government agencies take upon themselves to track. However, most are still ill-equipped to generate such indicators at the desired level of frequency, accuracy, and granularity.

For different types of indicators, panelists in this session will discuss how innovations in geospatial technologies and methods can reduce conventional agricultural data challenges, generate better baselines, and monitor progress. Specific types of indicators to discuss in this session will include, for example: crop productivity, animal production, rural livelihoods, socioeconomic dynamics, land tenure, hazards, conflicts and instability, gender, and nutrition, as well as land cover and land use change.

Additionally, this session will also explore how these new approaches complement (or compete with) conventional statistical approaches. For example, micro-satellites or other high-frequency repeat platforms with appropriate area sampling frames might provide more robust and cost-effective means of generating crop production related statistics.

Moderators
avatar for Sander Zwart

Sander Zwart

Senior researcher, AfricaRice

Speakers
avatar for Rolf de By

Rolf de By

assoc. professor, ITC, University of Twente
Small pixels and smallholder farmers
avatar for Jordan Chamberlin

Jordan Chamberlin

Spatial Economist, CIMMYT
avatar for Glenn Hyman

Glenn Hyman

Senior Staff, CIAT
geographic dimensions of tropical agriculture, land use and environment interaction, natural resources management (NRM)
avatar for Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson

Prof., UTwente
The where, when and how much of crops. Crop health. Accessibility.
avatar for Rhiannan Price

Rhiannan Price

Senior Manager, Seeing a Better World Program, DigitalGlobe



Wednesday September 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Whidbey Camano (Plenary)

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