• Save
4. agc aagw+presentation rev7
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Like this? Share it with your network

Share
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
477
On Slideshare
477
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide
  • Kenyan farmer Mary relies on her own instincts to decide which crops to plant or when to harvest. A farm’s location greatly affects its chance for success and productivity; Local farmers do not have access to location-specific information about their farm’s area: Soils Climate the best crops the most appropriate farming techniques which markets are offering the most competitive prices Like more than 70 percent of rural Africans who live in poverty, Mary depends on agriculture for her family’s food and livelihood
  • 2 years of preliminary study Outreach efforts Interviews Partnerships with other relevant organizations
  • Current data is available but not provided in map or time scales that are relevant to farmers Lack of effective networks and channels to disseminate information to farmers Government agricultural extension programs are challenged Focus on electronic delivery when hard copy maps are adequate Information exists but dissemination channels do not Land tenure issues make it difficult for farmers to invest Many efforts don’t last past project funding no sustainable revenue model
  • Started as an initiative to harmonize and build on large GIS investments of the BMGF Then outreach efforts shown there is a case for a wider set of services Idea of the Service Bureau
  • GROADS Road in Ethiopia will be passively mapped and compared against feature extracted data from ASTER imagery Open Street Map is great, we love it. But sometimes organizations like the WFP have a difficult time making critical decisions on data from unknown sources This project will prove the methodology and feasibility of collecting data by NGOs who are already working in these areas All the data will be open and freely available. And that’s why we’ve worked with Open Street Map to encourage them to create ‘Trusted Snapshots’ and translate the UNSDI-T data model into the Open Street Map ‘tagged value’ model. AFRICATS Much of the information on seed networks is not generally available outside the research institutions. Lack of knowledge about WHERE the seeds we’re produced leads to mis-understanding about how to grow and where to grow The information exists but no one has looked to exposing it to the internet This project will bring all that information together and make GeoRSS feeds available to the general public. SIBWA This project is going to acquire some Quick Bird images in rural areas in west Africa. Farmers in most cases have never seen their farms from this perspective. The images will be used to delineate some of the local agricultural areas Them the project team will take the hard copy maps out to the rural areas and explain to farmers what they show. In this project the team will not rely on mobile technology, SMS or on-line maps but will instead just go talk to people.
  • An Africa-based service bureau providing geospatial information technology services to extend the reach and impact of existing agricultural initiatives A “commons” approach, to create the greatest possible good for the largest number of people A technical platform for sharing information across initiatives Promotes the use of geospatial information technologies for agricultural development Identifies and seeks funding for high-win initiatives
  • An Africa-based service bureau providing geospatial information technology services to extend the reach and impact of existing agricultural initiatives A “commons” approach, to create the greatest possible good for the largest number of people A technical platform for sharing information across initiatives Promotes the use of geospatial information technologies for agricultural development Identifies and seeks funding for high-win initiatives
  • Extensive outreach efforts Sealed Strategic partnerships Five “quick win” projects to deliver needed solutions immediately and to validate a variety of concepts focusing on different parts of the agro value-chain and different geospatial technologies
  • Gates Funds HarvestChoice in part to produce spatial data for agricultural and economic tradoffs HarvestChoice program produces the ‘Droppr’ as a research by product Kencall Needs an application that helps locate callers and identify the local agro-ecologoical zone characteristics, local weather, input dealer maps, etc and partners with AGCommons.. AGCommons uses its IT expertise to help KenCall modify the Droppr for the local environment. KenCall then uses the Droppr to help the call center workers help local farmers.
  • The user sees the end product and not everything that goes into making it. The sophisticated architecture should drive simple end-user focused solutions.
  • An Africa-based service bureau providing geospatial information technology services to extend the reach and impact of existing agricultural initiatives A “commons” approach, to create the greatest possible good for the largest number of people A technical platform for sharing information across initiatives Promotes the use of geospatial information technologies for agricultural development Identifies and seeks funding for high-win initiatives

Transcript

  • 1. The Who, Why, How & What By: Laban MacOpiyo, Director & Enrica Porcari, Programme Leader AGCommons ( A gricultural G eospatial C ommons)
  • 2. Why…. Improve incomes and lives of small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa through location-specific information. MISSION
  • 3. How we got to AGCommons…
  • 4. The outreach findings
    • Meetings and workshops involving more than 80 organizations in West and East Africa
    • Key challenges to effectively reach small holder farmers
      • Accessibility to data and technology: overcoming technical, political, cultural and cost constraints
      • Enabling the field role: dissemination and collection, two-way data flow
    • Impact can be enhanced by adding location context to inform key decisions
  • 5. AGCommons evolution
    • Data Harmonization and Rationalization
    • Use geospatial technology to improve farmer productivity and market access
    • Improve sharing and accessibility for location-specific information
    • Deliver high impact solutions to the "last 10 kilometers“
    • The Africa-based service bureau
  • 6. Quick Wins
    • Crop Disease Surveillance
    • (Grameen Technology Center)
      • Build and test mobile tools for reporting pest & disease outbreaks in Uganda
      • Conduct site visits and take field samples
      • Analyze incoming data to create maps
    • Nodes of Growth: Legume Seed Networks
    • (CIAT)
      • Mapping of existing seed dealers to make decisions on new outlets
      • Create dissemination maps for farmers
      • Feasibility for dissemination via mobile phone
  • 7. Quick Wins
    • G-roads: Roads Data Development in Ethiopia
    • (IMMAP, RCMRD, CIESIN)
    • Mapping of market access (roads) and agriculture points of interest
    • Initial focus on Ethiopia
    • Using customized Cybertracker/GPS
    • All roads data collected are open and freely available
    • Africats: Trial Sites Catalogue
    • (CGIAR)
      • Providing access to over 200 seed testing networks in Africa
      • New varieties of seeds are available but information on growing conditions were not.
    • SIBWA: Seeing is Believing, West Africa
    • (ICRISAT, Mali)
    • Unlocking precision agriculture in West African smallholder communities with very high resolution imagery
    • Applying value of Quick Bird imagery to small scale farming
    • Talking to farmers
      • http://www.groads.org
      • http://africats.org
  • 8. Location Intelligence Enables interpretation of complex analytics – the power of “where” to optimize performance
  • 9. Multiple Perspectives – Many Sources… Proprietary and Confidential AWhere, Inc. April 2008 Institutions and Individuals have much to offer and much to share
  • 10. What is AGCommons? AGCommons Service Bureau Multi-dimensional Multi-directional AGCommons LBI Platform Remote Sensing Production Crops type Pest Tracking Project data: Agriculture example Soils fertility Financial Industrial Agriculture Education Governance Policy Business Sustainable Development Census
    • Alerts
    • Reports
    • Requests
    • Actionable Insight
    • Local to Strategic
    Economics
  • 11. “ Interrelationships that might otherwise be difficult to describe or explain are often readily understood when visually presented.” … visualization drives the ‘next’ question The map visualization delivers accurate, high-impact information content, enabling decision makers to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
      • Patterns :
      • clusters, outliers, boundaries, trends, min/max/mean, gaps
    AGCOMMONS Core Competencies Location Based Intelligence!!!
  • 12. Location Based Intelligence Multidirectional!
  • 13. Farmer Facing (Realtime!)
    • Alerts: across partners
    • Disseminated information system
      • Up and Download
      • GPS!
    • Dynamic aggregation
    • Communication
    • Connect the team
    • Forum, FAQs, Blog…
    Communication!
  • 14. Policy, Research Facing (Realtime!)
  • 15. Policy, Research Facing
  • 16. M&E - institutional memory, transparency and accountability, move away from data silos!
    • AGCommons : Ready to transform performance, M&E, communication…
      • Proven Location Intelligence platform
      • No organizational “re-engineering” required
      • Strategic data partnerships
      • Low IT impact
      • Scalable platform; rapid deployments
    Accountability Transparency Visibility Compliance Collaborative Iterative Transformative !
  • 17. Backend… AGCommons Service Bureau Data Collection Harmonization, Management & Dissemination Project Visualization Decision Support Communication & Advocacy M&E Support DS PV, C & A DS/ME
  • 18. Data Services
    • Field data collection
      • Full service for robust, quality-controlled effort on the ground
        • Hardware provisioning, software, training, field campaign planning and management.
      • Meso-scale collection
        • Aerial-orthophotography and photogrammetry
    • Data research and procurement
      • Desktop research and evaluation
      • Licensing and acquisition
    • Hosting
      • Library Services
        • Web Access, Thematic Framework, User Licensing
    • Data Translation and Processing
      • Format conversion
      • Imagery feature extraction
      • Data fusion
        • Field collected, modeled, remotely sensed, historical
    • Dissemination
      • Metadata catalogue
        • Searchable, Discoverable, “Crawlable”
      • APIs
        • Web Mapping Service (WMS), Short Messaging Service (SMS)
    DS PV, C & A DS/ME
  • 19. Project Visualization, Communications & Advocacy
    • Cartography and Mapping
      • Traditional Static Maps
        • Maps targeted for a specific audience or purpose
      • Atlas Products
        • Map services for large scale products
    • Dynamic Maps
      • Map books
        • Thematically organized content, update dynamically
    • Web Maps
      • Interactive online maps
    • Graphics and maps for marketing and outreach
      • Context maps
      • Project web maps
    • Spatial Intelligence
      • Location based services
        • SMS data delivery
        • Social media
    Trial Sites Interactive Map SIBWA Tailored Field Maps Map illustrating where the project is working and who is involved in the work. DS PV, C & A DS/ME
  • 20. Decision, M&E Support
    • Spatial Analysis
      • Characterization (query the data)
        • “ Where” questions
          • Targeting
        • Overlay analysis
          • Suitability
        • Network analysis
          • Travel time and accessibility
      • Modeling (test scenarios)
        • “ What if” questions
        • Geostatistics
    • Environmental change mapping
      • Time series mapping: Water, soils, landcover
    • Social change monitoring
      • Time series mapping: Poverty & health indicators
    • Ex ante/Ex post evaluation
      • Field sampling
        • KPI mobile data collection
        • In situ sensors
      • Spatial Analysis framework
        • Quantitative and Qualitative
    Visualizing Changes in Environmental Indicators Nodes of Growth: Project Design via Spatial Analysis Comparison of modeled rice production with seed dealers DS PV, C & A DS/ME
  • 21. How… Principles
    • Build on other efforts
    • Outreach efforts: listen to the needs
    • Not on our own: partnerships USAID, CGAIR, SERVIR-Africa, RCMRD, ESRI….that’s the beginning
    • Gain experience and “proof-of-concept” through 5 quick win projects
  • 22. The Real Story…
  • 23. Local Farmers Produces harmonized spatial data for agriculture decisions Produces Droppr as an interface to HarvestChoice data Uses ICT expertise to modify Droppr for the local environment, provides access to localized spatial data. Uses Droppr and AGCommons data to help call center workers help local farmers
  • 24. But what is IT?
    • The AGCommons technical environment is a Platform
    • AGCommons is Not just one Application
    UN CGIAR SOCIAL MEDIA NATIONAL LOCAL PROJECTS Data Sources AGCommons www.agcommonsplatform.com Open Source GIS Google Earth Server GIS Offline Mapping ‘ Geo’SMS Direct API’s Modeling Environment
  • 25. What is AGCommons? AGCommons Service Bureau Multi-dimensional Multi-directional AGCommons LBI Platform Remote Sensing Production Crops type Pest Tracking Project data: Agriculture example Soils fertility Financial Industrial Agriculture Education Governance Policy Business Sustainable Development Census
    • Alerts
    • Reports
    • Requests
    • Actionable Insight
    • Local to Strategic
    Economics
  • 26. Africa Agriculture GIS Week
    • And a “GIS ShareFair”:
    • exhibitors
    • training sessions
    • thematic workshops
    • presentation sessions
    Meet the Quick-Wins!