GEF-IAS-FS workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

The Global Environment Facility Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) on sustainability and resilience for food security in sub-Saharan Africa is one of the target programs of the EO4SD (Earth Observation for Sustainable Development) “Agriculture and Rural Development Cluster”....

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Safeguarding our most precious resource: water

See how Earth Observation supports water resource managers worldwide in the video produced by the EO4SD Water Resources team, and learn more about ESA initiatives for safeguarding water in this article. Watch the video in English: in...

Capacity Building workshops in Africa

To support the implementation of development initiatives in African countries, and to contribute to filling the data and information gaps regarding the status and change in land use, vegetation cover, agricultural production and water productivity, the European...

ESA opening a dialogue with national aid agencies

Last 16th January, an initial exploratory meeting took place at ESRIN to start a discussion on EO and Official Development Assistance (ODA) with first interested national aid agencies from across Europe, together with representatives from the national...

Towards a collaboration framework for Uganda

Uganda has an estimated population of 35.8 million, 80% of whom are involved in agricultural production that contributes to about 22% of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) demonstrating the importance of agriculture for the country. ESA’s...

EO for climate services
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E-guide on climate services for resilient development

The World Bank has recently released an online course on its Open Learning Campus platform, focused on information for managing the risks and uncertainties of a changing climate.  Especially oriented to practitioners and policy makers, it includes...

Training: EO for M&E in the Sahel and West Africa

The EO4SD- Agriculture and Rural Development cluster provides the SAWAP team with tools and indicators for better evaluating and monitoring the SAWAP objectives, execution and achievements. OSS, responsible organisation for monitoring and evaluation of the SAWAP program,...

Mapping the most recent flood events in Dhaka

In August 2017, the EO4SD-Urban Consortium was able to provide fast and valuable support to the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, which faced intense flooding. These events, despite not the largest in term of magnitude occurred in the...

Agriculture stakeholders consultation group Frascati

Welcome to a new phase of the Agriculture initiative

A high-level Stakeholder Consultation meeting took place in Frascati (Rome) marking the conclusion of Phase 1 of the EO4SD-Agriculture and Rural Development project and welcoming representatives from the key Multilateral Development Banks and aid organisations involved in...