Food Security

Challenges in banana cultivation

Research paper development on banana pests and diseases, and the sustainability of smallholder banana-producing farms

Enset - Ethiopia's tree against hunger

Analytical and editorial support for research on food security crops.

Monitoring crop phenology using a smartphone based near-surface remote sensing approach

Smartphone repeat imagery quantifies important phenological stages of winter wheat. Small scale phenology or disturbances are not captured by satellite remote sensing. Using smartphone imagery can improve crop modeling and insurance for small farmers.

High Resolution Vegetation Phenology and Productivity

We provide remote sensing validation expertise in support of product development.

Picture Based Insurance

We provide protocol development and data processing expertise in support of this IFPRI led project to mitigate basic risk in smallholder farmer insurance.