Earth Observation Opportunities in Africa

Earth Observation Opportunities in Africa

Being the cradle of humankind, it should come as no surprise that some of our greatest scientific breakthroughs and developments in mathematics, medicine, architecture and astronomy can all be traced back to Africa. The oldest record of technological development we have (which even pre-dates the existence of humans by 700,000 years) is represented by the 3.3 million year old stone tools unearthed close to Lake Turkana in Kenya. Fast-forward 3.27 million years and mathematics textbooks…

How Earth Observation is helping us rethink our approach to agriculture

How Earth Observation is helping us rethink our approach to agriculture

Around one third of all food produced for human consumption currently goes to waste while, simultaneously, over 10% of the world’s population is suffering from hunger and malnutrition. If we could reduce these enormous food wastages, it is estimated we could feed an additional 1 billion people and reduce our global carbon footprint by 4.4 Gt CO2, equating to over 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This startling information alone should be enough for us…