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A framework for enhancing EO capacity for Agriculture and Forest Management in Africa as a contribution to GEOSS

Objective

AGRICAB aims to strengthen Earth Observation (EO) capacities in Africa by building on the open data sharing through GEONETCast, connecting the available satellite and other data with predictive models in order to facilitate integration in agriculture and forestry planning and management processes. Dedicated national applications in various African countries are designed to address particular policy issues related to livestock, crop systems and forest management. Through these applications, “twinning partnerships” are developed between a European and an African partner, to maximize knowledge transfer and integration. Experiences learned will form a good basis for regional trainings to the member states of the Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) in Tunisia, the Regional Centre for Mapping Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Kenya and the AGRHYMET regional centre in Niger, covering almost the entire African continent. These activities will be linked with Africa-wide management and research initiatives and programmes on Forest and Agriculture and builds on experiences from the GEONETCast for and by Developing Countries (DevCoCast) and Global Monitoring for Food Security (GMFS) projects.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 853 361
Administrative Contact
Lieven Bydekerke (Dr.)

Participants (16)

International Livestock Research Institute
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 300 800
Address
Old Naivasha Rd
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mario Herrero (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 159 645
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernard Tychon (Dr.)
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 180 574
Address
Kasarani Road
00613 Nairobi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tesfaye Korme (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 350 128
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Mannaerts (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 91 581
Address
Rua De Mukumbura 164
Maputo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricio Domingos Mosquito (Dr.)
CENTRE REGIONAL AGRHYMET
Niger
EU contribution
€ 176 040
Address
Boulevard De Universite 425
11011 Niamey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yahya Mohamed Mahmoud (Mr.)
I.T.A. - CONSORZIO ITALIANO PER IL TELERILEVAMENTO DELL AMBIENTE E DELL AGRICOLTURA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 684
Address
Via Francesco Sapori 83
00143 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aldo Giovacchini (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 200 395
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hendrik Boogaard (Mr.)
CENTRE DE SUIVI ECOLOGIQUE
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 110 414
Address
Rue Leon Gontran Damas X Rue Efann Residence
15 532 Dakar
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gora Bèye (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND MINERAL RESOURCES
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 136 259
Address
Nhif Building, Ragati Road
Nairobi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Situma (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 93 286
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Adalima (Mr.)
OBSERVATOIRE DU SAHARA ET DU SAHEL
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 126 180
Address
Bvd Du Leader Yasser Arafat
1080 Tunis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hervé Trebossen (Dr.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 202 397
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Renaud Mathieu (Dr.)
GEOSAS CONSULTING SERVICE PLC
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 46 405
Address
Kirkos Kifle Ketema 02 Mega/h/106
Addis Ababa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Teshome Erkineh (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 91 087,20
Address
Avenida Dos Astronautas 1758
12227-010 Sao Jose Dos Campos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sérgio De Paula Pereira (Dr.)
DEIMOS IMAGING SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 998
Address
Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo Edificio Galileo Modulo 101 Bajo
47151 Boecillo Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Lozano (Dr.)