GIS and Remote Sensing for Agricultural Resource Management Course
For optimum utilization of available agricultural land resources on a sustainable basis, timely and reliable information regarding their nature, extent and spatial distribution along with their potential and limitations is very important.
The efficiency and accuracy of data are improved when remote sensing data products and GIS are used. Spatial tools such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) for storing and analyzing spatial data can help us make better decisions in agriculture, land development, environmental protection and restoration. Specifically this decision making tools can be used in the context of agriculture in assessment of crop area extent, management of water resources, identification of pest attacks and diseases, yield assessment studies, land suitability assessment for agriculture disaster management and precision agriculture.
Participants will apply their new skills to one of several case studies in topics on agriculture, pest management, crop monitoring, water resource management and risk assessment among others. This course will offer a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises using open source GIS and RS software.
No prior knowledge of GIS is required. Participants will be working on their own laptop with Quantum GIS (QGIS).
Understand the basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing
Understand various integrations of GIS and RS Agriculture
Understand how precision farming and how it’s applied in Agriculture
Understand Digital Image Processing Techniques in Agriculture Resource Management
Understand Precision farming using GIS and RS for Crop management
Expose participants in GIS and RS applications in Water management in agriculture
Understand GIS and RS applications in disease/pest management
Understand participatory method in agriculture resource management in context of GIS and GIS
Publish dynamic and interactive agricultural based map in the internet
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Introduction, key principles and concepts
Introduction concepts of GIS and remote sensing in Agricultural Resource management
Planning for a GIS system installation
Introduction GIS data collection using GPS
Gathering data using mobile phones using (ODK)
Integrating GPS data into GIS
GIS Data sources and types for agriculture
Working with data from different sources
Geo database creation and maintenance for agricultural resources
Attributes manipulation in GIS
Facilitated practical exercises in working with tabular data in Excel format
Digital Image Processing Techniques in Agriculture Resource Management
Obtaining satellite imagery for agriculture resource management
Satellite Image processing and calibration for agricultural resources
Land use classification using supervised classification
Land use classification using unsupervised classification
Accuracy assessment and ground Truthing technique
Agricultural Resource planning and monitoring
Agro-Ecological zone mapping
Agricultural resource mapping and updating
Mapping soil Variability
Mapping condition that affects plant health, yield, or quality of a crop e.g. weed infestation
Land suitability assessment for agriculture
GIS and RS in Soil management
Characterizing soil spatial variability
Site‐specific soil management: prescription maps
Soil Mapping and Capability Assessment
Mapping Soil Erosion Risk Using Rusle
Case study:GIS and Remote Sensing in Drought Monitoring
Precision farming using GIS and RS for Crop management
Yield monitoring and mapping
Grid sampling, management zones
Crop health analysis using NDVI
Remote sensing (RS) for precision agriculture
Crop stress detection
Crop modeling for yield estimation and production
GIS and RS Water management in agriculture
Multi criteria analysis in determining potential ground water zones
Mapping and monitoring irrigated land.
Hydrological modeling and its application in agriculture
Statistical analysis procedures on historical series of rainfall data to produce agro climatic classification
Land suitability assessment for agriculture
GIS AND RS Disease/pest management
Using remote sensing and GIS to identify breeding areas
Determining spatial patterns of the disease and pathway
Crop damage assessment using change detection
Determine the spatial extent of a disease
Monitoring weather and ecological conditions favorable for crop pests and disease
Case study:Remote Sensing for grazing management
Public participation in agricultural resource management
Using Google earth in agricultural resource management
Web based Publishing for interactive and dynamic agricultural maps
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
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