Title: The Second international Workshop on Crop and Rangeland Monitoring in Eastern Africa
Editors: RIJKS Derk
MASSART Michel
REMBOLD Felix
GOMMES Rene
LEO Olivier
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC48023
ISBN: 978-92-79-10366-7
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23546 EN
OPOCE LB-NA-23546-EN-C
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC48023
DOI: 10.2788/17052
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The publication is the scientific report of the second workshop organized in this field in East Africa. The initial objectives of the workshop were: - to verify the state of the art and progress made since the first workshop in 2003; - to facilitate the development of a crop and rangeland monitoring system for the whole of Africa with compatible sub-systems having the potential for homogeneous interpretation and utilization. In the course of the workshop, these objectives were expanded to encompass: - a more focussed attention to information for livestock-based communities - an analysis why the first network had not really taken shape as rapidly as expected - solidification of the relations between the national services and the EU-JRC activities - inclusion of partners that had, so far, not been included in the network - a better focus on a system permitting a more rapid response to warnings of impending critical situations - the collection of information and opinions that can facilitate the formulation of the way forward - an assessment of the impact of EU-originated information supply on the real-life situation.
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