South-eastern Asia


Crops in Kenya. Image: RCMRD.

A variety of environmental and man-made factors can have a detrimental effect on the yield of farmers worldwide. A programme launched in Kenya, funded by SERVIR in collaboration with NASA Harvest and the Swiss Re Foundation, uses Earth observation (EO) data to assess crop damage and prioritise the mobilisation of financial aid to farmers.

SERVIR is a joint initiative by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and NASA’s Earth Applied Sciences Program that works with “leading regional organizations world-wide to help developing countries use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies for managing climate risks and land use”. SERVIR both provides access to EO... read more

Publishing Date: 03/03/2021

Advisory Support

As a follow-up to the technical advisory mission conducted by UN-SPIDER in Viet Nam in March 2013, UN-SPIDER conducted an Institutional Strengthening Mission, which included a workshop and simulation exercise held jointly with the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) from 10 November to 15 November 2014.

Mission dates: 10/11/2014 to 15/11/2014
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