Satellite-based insurance is emerging as a new tool to help merginalised farmers get back on feet following damaging floods or droughts. The technology remotely monitors conditions on the ground, and provides information to verify claims.
Land degradation is one of the biggest and expanding threat to smallholder farmers in the drylands across the globe. In Chad researchers, government and development are working together to find solutions with the help of spatial soil data visualization.
The world’s wetlands could generate sustainable, agricultural livelihoods, which in turn contribute to public health through the ability to afford basic needs including nutritious food, medical care and education, writes Program Director Izabella Koziell