GeoVille and partners are working closely with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), both at the headquarters in Rome and in the targeted countries, to foster the usage of Earth observation in their operations.
In the frame of the IFAD WCA Grant ‘Earth observation technologies for well-informed decisions in transforming smallholder agriculture in West and Central Africa (EODM)’, GeoVille and Wageningen University held a training in Dakar from 11 to 15 December 2017. The participants from Mali and Senegal met at the Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) to discuss the usage of Sentinel-2 for detailed land cover change mapping and dedicated Earth observation based agricultural value chain mapping.
This was already the second workshop and the series will be continued in 2018. In addition, two Brown Bag Lunches were organised at IFAD Headquarters in Rome in the week before to inform interested staff about the potential of latest Earth observation technology for IFAD operations and to demonstrate the results and progress of the EODM project.