Using earth data to inform policy in African agriculture

Starts: 1 April 2021 9:00 am EDT

  • Starts: 1 April 2021 9:00 am EDT
  • Ends: 1 April 2021 10:00 am EDT

How can data influence decisions by smallholder farmers, as well as policy? Join AfS’ Patricia Nanteza as she talks with Dr. Catherine Nakalembe, the 2020 Africa Food Prize Laureate, about ways in which science can have a real-life impact. Nakalembe will discuss the use of satellite technology to harness data that can guide agricultural decision-making. She will speak from personal experience, sharing moments when her data averted the potentially disastrous impacts of crop failure. Nakalembe grew up in Kampala, Uganda, and attended Makerere University before earning her doctorate in geographical science at the University of Maryland, where she is an assistant research professor. She is also the NASA Harvest Africa program director and serves as the Agriculture and Food Security Thematic Lead. Nakalembe’s work led to the establishment of food security and crop monitoring bulletins that integrate satellite data in East Africa. She also designed the trigger mechanism for the disaster risk financing program in Uganda that has supported over 300,000 households.

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