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Enhancing Food Security in AFRIcan AgriCULTUral Systems with the Support of REmote Sensing

Enhancing Food Security in AFRIcan AgriCULTUral Systems with the Support of REmote Sensing

Objective

AfriCultuReS – Enhancing Food Security in AFRIcan AgriCULTUral Systems with the Support of REmote Sensing - aims to design, implement and demonstrate an integrated agricultural monitoring and early warning system that will support decision making in the field of food security. AfriCultuReS will deliver a broad range of climatic, production, biophysical and economic information, for various regions in Africa. AfriCultuReS will apply geospatial science to sustainable agricultural development, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation in Africa.
AfriCultuReS, supported by the GEO Secretariat, will involve all key players of AfriGEOSS, GEOGLAM, SIGMA, ARTEMIS, African Drought Observatory and other initiatives as well as partners representing the diversity of African agricultural systems, in an effort to push forward the services provided by current systems, with innovative fusion of data from multiple sources (EO, in-situ, citizen-based crowdsourcing, climate services and weather, crop models) in a vertical manner. Crop yield and biomass prediction models will be enhanced through the fusion of EO data and climate models, emphasizing the use of the complementary sensors of the EU Sentinels constellation.
Geospatial products will be combined in a spatial Decision Support System (DSS) to enrich decision making and risk assessment. The geo component of the DSS will be compliant with the GEO’s interoperability standards, allowing its integration with the current services of the GEOSS Common Infrastructure.
The African partners and collaborating networks will be essential for local training and promoting further use of the project tools. Social innovation will be used to increase the number of involved stakeholders and to boost the flow of information in a user-friendly manner. The final target will be to produce a web tool that will support early decision making for the stakeholders of African food production.

Coordinator

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA

Address

Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 220 750

Participants (16)

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ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 093 669

CENTRE FOR REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SERVICES LBG

Ghana

EU Contribution

€ 152 062,50

CENTRE REGIONAL AGRHYMET

Niger

EU Contribution

€ 494 132,50

DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 530 000

UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE

Mozambique

EU Contribution

€ 140 812,50

GEOSAS CONSULTING SERVICE PLC

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 387 500

NOORT HARMANNUS, CONRADUS PIETER

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 317 643,20

LOCATE IT LIMITED

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 243 125

OBSERVATOIRE DU SAHARA ET DU SAHEL

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 327 500

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 682 250

SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 641 250

SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 556 150

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 466 161

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 523 032,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 587 620

UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Rwanda

EU Contribution

€ 167 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774652

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 531 533,20

  • EU contribution

    € 8 531 533,20

Coordinated by:

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA

Spain