agriculture and GIS


GIS Data

Screenshot from the GAEZ data portal.Screenshot from the GAEZ data portal.

FAO Uses GIS to Protect Agricultural Economy of Vulnerable Countries

Lucia Moro, with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Geospatial of the United Nations, discusses the agency’s work on the development of a global land cover database to support agricultural policy makers and rural land use planners efforts to reduce poverty.

GIS Data

IIASA-IFPRI Global Cropland Map (View of northern and central Africa). Credit: IIASA Geo-Wiki Project, GoogleIIASA-IFPRI Global Cropland Map (View of northern and central Africa). Credit: IIASA Geo-Wiki Project, Google

Maps Serve to Monitor Global Agriculture

As the world’s population grows, the amount of land available for farming is becoming a major concern. Increasing competition for land is springing up among growers, developers, and many others. This makes it critical to determine how much total land is available for farming across the globe but that completing […]

GIS Learning

Geospatial technology plays a significant role in many aspects of precision farming (click on image for a larger view).

Geospatial Technologies in Precision Agriculture

Since the agrarian revolution that hit Europe and America during the 18th century, the use of technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of farming practices has increased tremendously. During the 20th and 21st century for instance, discoveries in the field of science and technology have enabled farmers to effectively […]