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

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

Course Date Duration Location Registration
11/03/2024 To 22/03/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
08/04/2024 To 19/04/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
06/05/2024 To 17/05/2024 10 Days Kigali,Rwanda
03/06/2024 To 14/06/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
01/07/2024 To 12/07/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
29/07/2024 To 02/08/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
26/08/2024 To 06/09/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
23/09/2024 To 04/10/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
21/10/2024 To 01/11/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
18/11/2024 To 29/11/2024 10 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/12/2024 To 27/12/2024 10 Days Mombasa, Kenya

Introduction:

Remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies have revolutionized our ability to study and understand the impacts of climate change on food security and agriculture. These tools allow us to gather, analyze, and visualize geospatial data, providing valuable insights into environmental patterns, agricultural productivity, and the effects of climate change on food systems.

The Remote Sensing and GIS in Climate Change, Food Security, and Agriculture Course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of how remote sensing and GIS technologies can be applied to address the challenges of climate change and food security. It aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize these tools effectively in research, planning, and decision-making processes.

The course will begin with an overview of climate change and its impacts on agriculture and food security. Participants will gain an understanding of the key concepts, drivers, and challenges associated with climate change and its effects on crop production, land use, and natural resources.

Next, participants will be introduced to remote sensing technology, which involves the collection of data from satellites, airborne platforms, and ground-based sensors. They will learn about the different types of remote sensing data, including optical, thermal, and radar imagery, and explore various remote sensing techniques and tools for data acquisition and analysis.

Furthermore, the course will delve into GIS and its application in agriculture and food security. Participants will learn how to integrate remote sensing data with GIS to create accurate and detailed maps, analyze spatial patterns, and identify areas of vulnerability or potential for agricultural development. They will also explore how GIS can be used for land suitability analysis, precision agriculture, and decision support systems in food production and management.

The course will also cover specific applications of remote sensing and GIS in climate change and food security. Participants will explore topics such as crop monitoring, drought assessment, land cover change analysis, and mapping of climate risk and vulnerability. They will learn how to interpret remote sensing data to assess crop health, monitor changes in land use, and detect environmental indicators of food security.

Throughout the course, participants will engage in hands-on exercises, case studies, and group discussions to apply the concepts and techniques learned. They will have the opportunity to work with real-world remote sensing and GIS datasets and develop practical skills in data processing, image interpretation, and spatial analysis.

By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the applications of remote sensing and GIS in climate change, food security, and agriculture. They will be equipped with the skills necessary to use these tools to monitor environmental changes, assess agricultural productivity, and develop strategies to enhance food security in the face of climate change. The knowledge gained in this course will be valuable for researchers, policymakers, and professionals working in the fields of agriculture, environmental management, and sustainable development.

 

 

Objective:

The primary objective of this course is to enhance participants' understanding of remote sensing and GIS applications in the context of climate change, food security, and agriculture. By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Comprehend the principles and concepts of remote sensing and GIS.
  2. Apply remote sensing techniques to monitor and assess climate change impacts.
  3. Analyze spatial data using GIS tools to support food security and agriculture planning.
  4. Understand the linkages between climate change, food security, and agriculture.
  5. Utilize remote sensing and GIS for decision-making and policy formulation in these domains.

Organizational Benefits:

By participating in this course, organizations can expect the following benefits:

  1. Enhanced capacity of staff members in remote sensing and GIS applications.
  2. Improved ability to monitor and assess climate change impacts on agriculture and food security.
  3. Increased efficiency in spatial data analysis for evidence-based decision-making.
  4. Strengthened capacity to develop and implement sustainable agriculture and food security projects.
  5. Enhanced collaboration and knowledge-sharing among stakeholders in the field.

Who Should Attend:

 This course is designed for professionals and practitioners working in the fields of climate change, agriculture, food security, and natural resource management, including:

  1. Environmental scientists and researchers.
  2. Agriculture and food security planners.
  3. Climate change and sustainability officers.
  4. GIS and remote sensing specialists.
  5. Development practitioners and policymakers.

Duration:

The course will be conducted over a period of 10 days, allowing participants to gain in-depth knowledge, engage in practical exercises, and apply learned concepts through case studies and hands-on activities.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS
    • Principles and concepts of remote sensing.
    • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
    • Integration of remote sensing and GIS for climate change, food security, and agriculture.
  2. Climate Change and Remote Sensing
    • Remote sensing applications in climate change monitoring.
    • Detection and analysis of climate change indicators.
    • Remote sensing-based climate models and predictions.
  3. Remote Sensing for Agriculture Monitoring
    • Crop mapping and land cover classification.
    • Vegetation indices and biomass estimation.
    • Monitoring agricultural productivity and yield forecasting.
  4. Remote Sensing for Food Security Assessment
    • Remote sensing-based food security indicators.
    • Drought and famine monitoring using satellite imagery.
    • Assessment of land degradation and desertification.
  5. GIS Analysis for Agriculture Planning
    • Spatial data acquisition and preprocessing.
    • Spatial analysis techniques for agricultural planning.
    • Suitability mapping for crop selection and land-use planning.
  6. GIS for Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping
    • GIS-based climate change vulnerability assessments.
    • Mapping climate change risks and hotspots.
    • Integration of socioeconomic data for vulnerability mapping.
  7. Remote Sensing and GIS for Agroforestry Management
    • Mapping and monitoring of agroforestry systems.
    • Assessment of ecosystem services in agroforestry.
    • Sustainable land management using remote sensing and GIS.
  8. Land Use Change Analysis with Remote Sensing and GIS
    • Monitoring land use dynamics and changes.
    • Land use change modeling and prediction.
    • Impacts of land use change on food security and agriculture.
  9. Remote Sensing and GIS for Precision Agriculture
    • Remote sensing-based precision farming techniques.
    • Variable rate technology and site-specific management.
    • Remote sensing-assisted irrigation and nutrient management.
  10. Remote Sensing and GIS for Water Resources Management
    • Remote sensing-based monitoring of water resources.
    • Mapping and analysis of water availability and quality.
    • Water management strategies using GIS and remote sensing.
  11. Remote Sensing and GIS for Climate-Smart Agriculture
    • Climate-smart agriculture principles and practices.
    • Integration of remote sensing and GIS in climate-smart agriculture.
    • Climate risk assessment and adaptation planning.
  12. Remote Sensing and GIS for Agribusiness and Market Analysis
    • Mapping agricultural production and market dynamics.
    • Supply chain analysis using GIS and remote sensing.
    • Market access and value chain optimization.
  13. Mapping and Monitoring Forest Resources with Remote Sensing and GIS
    • Forest mapping and classification using remote sensing data.
    • Forest change detection and deforestation monitoring.
    • Forest inventory and carbon stock assessment.
  14. Remote Sensing and GIS in Disaster Risk Management for Agriculture
    • Early warning systems for agriculture-related disasters.
    • Post-disaster damage assessment using remote sensing.
    • Integration of GIS in disaster risk reduction planning.
  15. Remote Sensing and GIS in Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
    • Climate change adaptation planning using remote sensing and GIS.
    • Mapping climate change impacts and adaptation options.
    • Participatory approaches in climate change adaptation.

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031

 

 

·         Website:www.fdc-k.org

 

 

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