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Remote Sensing and GIS in Climate Change, Food Security and Agriculture Course

By: Foscore Development Center

Kenya

11 - 22 Jul, 2022  12 days

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USD 2,000

Venue: Foscore Development Training Center, Nairobi

Other Dates

Venue Date Fee  
Foscore Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya 03 - 14 Oct, 2022 USD2000

The main objective of the course is to enhance the capabilities of technical staff involved in Food Security Analysis, climate analysis and agriculture by providing them with an understanding on the use of spatial and Earth Observation (EO) information as a tool to integrate knowledge about climate change, agriculture, and food security in a meaningful and innovative way.

No of Days

10 Days

Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems
  • Use participatory GIS (PGIS) tools during assessments at community level
  • Apply remote sensing data and image processing techniques to monitor select CCAFS indicators
  • Use mobile phones to gather data during field assessments/surveys
  • Design and implement their own GIS projects that integrate remote sensing data and GPS-based field information
  • Assess spatial data availability and understand the importance of spatial data infrastructure (SDI), for data sharing by organizations involved in CCAFS
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Food Security Analysis
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Climate Change Analysis
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Agriculture
  • Understand the relationship between climate change, agriculture and food security
  • Apply GIS and Remote Sensing as Decision support tool for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
  • Use GIS information in planning FS interventions through spatial multi-criteria analysis

Course Outline

  Key concepts and definitions

  • Introduction to climate change, Agriculture, Food security  and their relationship
  •  GIS for climate change, Agriculture and Food security 
  •  Introduction to GIS and R.S concepts in the context of climate change, Agriculture and Food security (CCAFS)
  • GIS project design and setup
  • Sources of GIS data for CCAFS

Basic use of GIS Software

  • Integrating data from different sources into a GIS
  • Using handheld GPS for field data collection
  • Geospatial Analysis for Agriculture and food security

Mapping

  • Mapping areas of climate change
  • Mapping areas of food insecurity
  •  Remote Sensing in CCAFS
  •  Introduction to Remote sensing

Remote sensing

  • Use of Remote sensing and image analysis software
  • Satellite Image Acquisition
  • Image interpretation

Image

  • Image classification
  • Change detection 

The impacts of climate change on Agriculture and food security

Use of GIS in Climate Predictions

  • Response to climate change: Adaptation and mitigation: the climate analogue tool
  • Role of climatic change detection on Agriculture and food security
  • International and National Policy Framework for addressing climate change; UNFCCC Kyoto protocol and existing local policies

GIS and Remote sensing in Agriculture

  • Yield monitoring and mapping 
  • Characterizing soil spatial variability 
  • Site specific soil management: prescription maps 
  • Grid sampling, management zones, realistic yield expectations 
  • Remote sensing (RS) for site specific management. 

 Assessment and Analysis

  • Food Security Assessment and Analysis
  • The use of satellite imagery for food insecurity detection and recovery
  • Visualization of vulnerability information
  • Assessing food insecurity impact
  • Climate change sources of uncertainty and variation

Global Positioning System (GPS) and Basic GPS skills 

  • Types of GPS
  • GPS configuration, Capturing data from surveys
  • GPS data  download and related tasks
  • Integrating GPS field data into the GIS database

Public Participatory GIS and data collection using mobile phones

  • Participatory GIS methods
  • Participatory GIS and HVR analysis
  • Community-based climate predictions
  • Using GIS to Build hazard-aware and ready communities
  • Use of Mobile Phones for GIS Data collection in Assessment and Surveys

General Notes

  • Register as a group of more than two and enjoy discount of (10% to 50%) plus free five hour adventure drive to the National game park.
  • All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.
  • One year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.
Foscore Development Training Center, Nairobi Jul 11 - 22 Jul, 2022
Foscore Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya 03 - 14 Oct, 2022

Registration: 09:00:am - 04:30:am

USD 2,000.00(https://fdc-k.org)
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Jackson Munene +254712260031

A discount of 20% for 5 or more participants
Foscore Development Center

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