Earth observation services for Monitoring Agricultural Production in Africa

Food insecurity and undernourished populations in African regions. (Source: FAO 2017: State of Food security in the Wold)

 

The issue of global food security is well-reflected as one of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 2: Zero Hunger – pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. It is increasingly becoming a common knowledge that to meet the food demand to feed a projected global population in 2050, the global food production will have to be increased by more than 50 percent. However, ensuring food security goes beyond increasing productivity. It also requires a holistic approach to securing sufficient access to food supply, ensuring the resilience of food production systems and sustainable land use management. Addressing these challenges will require collaborative efforts that involve diverse stakeholders.

Meet the new Managing Director for SANSA Earth Observation directorate

Andiswa MlisaMs Andiswa Mlisa joined SANSA as the Managing Director of Earth Observation directorate on the 1st October 2017. Before joining SANSA, she was a Department of Science and Technology's Senior Science and Technology representative to the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) based in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for the coordination of the AfriGEOSS initiatives.

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