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GIS and Spatial Analysis for Agriculture and Food Security

INTRODUCTION

Increasing food demands due to high rates of population growth and major changes in political and economic and social systems have created an urgent need to develop new and revise many existing agricultural systems and practices. With climate change being a common global phenomenon, humanity continues to grapple with its effects among them being food insecurity, drought, and famine. Agriculture is essentially a spatial phenomenon which is not independent of location.

The three determinants of food security are availability, access, stability, and utilization. Food availability is associated with geographical and agricultural determinants of each area, such as domestic production, import capacity, food stocks, water availability, agriculture land, population density and distribution

GIS is an exploration tool into the use of spatial reasoning methods, to identify regions at risk, due to inadequate food and water resources, which are a result of inherent environmental scarcity. GIS provides a set of tools for evaluating and understanding food security. Several strategies have been developed using GIS and remote sensing techniques, which contribute knowledge and understanding to food security.

This training will seek to understand GIS techniques, which examine local food environments, assess changes in land use and land cover, and identify areas of importance in specific regions to determine the relationships between biophysical and socioeconomic attributes.

DURATION

5 Days

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the participants will have a better understanding of

  • Basic concepts of GIS
  • A refresher on sustainable agriculture and food security
  • Spatial data sources for agriculture and food security
  • Analysis of spatial agriculture and food security data
  • Creation of food security risk maps

 

 

TRAINING CONTENT

Module 1: Basics of GIS

  • Basic GIS concepts and terminologies
  • Introduction to spatial information
  • Introduction to agriculture and food security concepts
  • Introduction to GIS in agriculture and food security
  • Planning for a GIS system installation
  • Working with a GIS software

Module 2: Basics of Agriculture and Food Security

  • Food Security
  • Food System
  • Food Chain

Module 3: Agriculture Spatial Data Collection

  • Data sources for disease information mapping
  • Mobile data collection using ODK.
  • Data collection using handheld GPS devices
  • Integrating GPS and ODK data into a GIS environment

Module 4: Spatial Analysis of Agriculture Related Data

  • Creating yield maps
  • Analysis of precision agriculture data

Module 5: Creation of Food Security Risk Maps

GIS application in Agriculture

  • GIS in yield monitoring and mapping
  • Reporting food security information using GIS
  • Food security early warning systems and drought monitoring
  • Characterizing soil spatial variability
  • Siteā€specific soil management: prescription maps
  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in food security analysis

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below: 

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

Email: training @versedpro.com

REQUIREMENTS


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

TRAINING FEE


The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.

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Mob: +254 7739167709

PAYMENT


Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CANCELLATION POLICY


  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
  • The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
  • In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept the substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.

COURSE PROVISIONS


  • Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training

FORCE MAJEURE


  • Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be canceled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, Tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

Event Information

Event Date 12-12-2022
Event End Date 16-12-2022
Cut Off Date 30-11-2022
Individual Price $1,100.00
Virtual Online $650
Kenyan Cost Kes 80,000
Location Nairobi Kenya

Registration Closed

Training Provision

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us on details below: 

  • Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.
  • Email: training @versedpro.com

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits. All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses. Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training. Send proof of payment to:training@versedpro.com 

Accommodation is arranged upon request and the cost is passed to the client. For reservations contact us below.

  • Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training
  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
  • The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
  • In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept the substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.
  • Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be canceled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, Tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

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