STARS in East Africa: AgriSense
AgriSense-STARS works as part of STARS in Tanzania and Uganda and is led by the University of Maryland (UMD) in partnership with Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). AgriSense is piloting methods and tools to improve crop condition monitoring, production forecasting accuracy and timeliness. AgriSense tools include:
- the GLAM-East Africa portal for satellite data time series interpretation,
- GeoODK for fast and efficient electronic field data collection,
- and the Crop Monitor for collaborative assessments of the current crop condition and food security.
AgriSense’s operational and experimental remote sensing systems support national food security monitoring and agricultural statistics in Tanzania and involve a range of platforms (see picture above). The anchor geographies are located in Tanzania (Njombe, Kilosa, and Same districts) and Uganda (Moroto district).
For more information on the East Africa use case, visit the AgriSense-Africa STARS project website.