Developing countries supported in forest monitoring

New software will enable fast processing of satellite data in countries with poor Internet connections. FAO@PHOTO

Thirteen developing countries are being supported in their efforts to monitor their forests

A US$4.5 million project agreed between Norway and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is expected to facilitate access to data sources.

Many developing countries find it challenging to gather and process data for a wide variety of reasons; for example poor Internet connections or outdated computer systems.

Erik Lindquist is a forestry officer with FAO.

Sandra Ferrari asked him why there is a gap in data gathering

Duration: 3′ 38″

 

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