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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-1
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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)

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 093 669
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE FOR REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SERVICES LBG
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 152 062,50
Address
University Of Ghana Legon
Accra
Activity type
Other
CENTRE REGIONAL AGRHYMET
Niger
EU contribution
€ 494 132,50
Address
Boulevard De Universite 425
11011 Niamey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 530 000
Address
Themistokli Sofouli Str 54-56
54655 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 140 812,50
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEOSAS CONSULTING SERVICE PLC
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 387 500
Address
Kirkos Kifle Ketema 02 Mega/h/106
Addis Ababa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOORT HARMANNUS, CONRADUS PIETER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 317 643,20
Address
Oostelijke Handelskade 831
1019 BW Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LOCATE IT LIMITED
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 243 125
Address
Kenya House Nairobi East District Koinange Street
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OBSERVATOIRE DU SAHARA ET DU SAHEL
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 327 500
Address
Bvd Du Leader Yasser Arafat
1080 Tunis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 682 250
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 641 250
Address
Mark Shuttleworth Street, Enterprise Building, Innovation Hub
0087 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 556 150
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 466 161
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 523 032,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 587 620
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA
Rwanda
EU contribution
€ 167 875
Address
Po Box 4285
Kigali
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments