About 1 year ago

SDG 2: Zero Hunger – Webinar hosted by MIT Media Lab feat. speakers from NASA Harvest, WFP, and FluroSat

MIT SWF SDG panel NASA Harvest MIT FluroSat WFP

The SDG 2: Zero Hunger webinar was This event is co-organized by the Space Enabled research group and Secure World Foundation. Original webinar page can be found here.

The United Nations has set ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture as part of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A rapidly growing global population, socio-economic development, limited production resources and changing climate, play a significant role in increasing the vulnerability of sustainable food systems around the world. Data derived from space technologies such as navigation, communication and remote sensing capabilities play a unique role in addressing food security challenges, and guiding policy makers on today’s policies for future food security. 

Webinar objectives

  • Examples of real-world applications of space data to address food security around the world
  • Demonstrate the role of space technology as an effective observation-based policy tool for monitoring food security, and increasing agricultural productivity and production
  • Highlight potential technical barriers that limit the operational use of Earth Observation by decision makers
  • Share pathways of collaboration and coordination between agencies and organizations working on food security

Data derived from space technologies play a unique role in addressing food security challenges. Watch the full webinar to hear the expert opinions on the topic.
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