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Kenya Space Agency to lead efforts in use of Earth data to curb drought

21 March 2019

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Kenya's newly formed Space Agency will lead the country's work with the ground breaking Africa Regional Data Cube to mine almost two decades of satellite imagery for crucial insights on farming strategies as climate stresses mount, according to a new partnership announced today.

Leaders from the Government of Kenya plan to join forces with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellite, and the Group on Earth Observations to translate satellite imagery into forecasts of growing conditions that could be used to significantly stabilize food production on Kenya's farms, which has faltered after two years of unreliable rains. Four other countries — Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, and Sierra Leone — also are part of Data Cube initiative.

Source: Space in Africa

Image credit: David Adieno - Participants at the event.