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News - Iringa

Regional GeoODK Training Iringa, Tanzania

July 19th and 20th University of Maryland (UMD) in partnership with Lutheran World Relief (LWR) led trainings at SIDO offices in Iringa, Tanzania. Fifty extension agents and Group Enterprise Agents (GEA’s) from across Iringa were invited to attend a 2 day training to implement regional data collection on food security across ...

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July 20, 2016
News - Masaka

Regional GeoODK Training, Masaka, Uganda.

April 12 th and 13 th , 2016 University of Maryland (UMD) in partnership with SustainableEnterprises for Trade Engagement (SENTE), a Lutheran World Relief (LWR) program led a training in Masaka, Uganda to implement regional data collection for food security monitoring across Central 1 region, Uganda using AgriSense-STARS tools.

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Apr 13, 2016
News - Morogoro

Area Frame Design and Field Campaign in Kilosa District, Morogoro

In July 2015 AgriSense-STARS teams composed of researchers from University of Maryland (UMD) and Sokoine University (SUA) completed an area frame based on satellite data for monitoring and collecting production statistics for Kilosa District in Tanzania. The area frame designed by the team is composed of well-defined ...

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July, 2015
News - UGANDA

High Level Meeting for AgriSense-STARS Project in Uganda for Potential National Partners and Stakeholders

On September 3, 2015, The Department of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Management in the Office of the Prime Minister in collaboration with the University of Maryland (USA) and Environmental Surveys, Information, Planning and Policy Systems (ESIPPS) International hosted a high level stakeholders’ meeting to introduce...

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Sep 18, 2015
News - GLAM

AgriSense/STARS Tracks Impact of Late Rains on Crops in Central and Northern Tanzania

A primary goal of the University of Maryland (UMD)-lead AgriSense STARS project is developing and providing remote sensing observation tools in combination with new tools for field data collection to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives of Tanzania (MAFC) whilst building capacity to use them...

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Jun 4, 2015
News - GeoODK

AgriSense STARS’ GeoODK Pilot Project Off to a Super Start

The University of Maryland (UMD) and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) are building agriculture-monitoring capacity in Tanzania at local and national government through electronic field data collection. This initiative is part of the AgriSense STARS (Spurring a Transformation for Agriculture through Remote Sensing) project...

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Jun 4, 2015

Widespread Crop Failure in Moroto Karamoja

Imagery from NASA’s MODIS satellite and a recent field visit by Catherine Nakalembe reveal widespread crop failure in Moroto, Karamoja, this year. The local communities of subsistence farmers grow grain fed with minimal to no inputs. “We prepare the land in February, plant in March and wait for rain.” Rainfall in ...

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Jun 4, 2015