GeoField Blog


How can innovations in Earth observation yield agricultural insights that solve real world climate adaptation challenges?
July 8, 2024
Open technical questions in geospatial impact evaluations and why they matter
Geospatial impact evaluations offer deep insights but come with unique challenges.
Fiona Kastel, Sanchi Lokhande, Anca Dumitrescu, Devika Lakhote, Douglas Glandon

The colorful image of Sindh – the third-largest province of Pakistan – was created by combining three separate images from the near-infrared channel from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. CREDIT: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021-22), processed by ESA. LICENCE: CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

June 11, 2024
Post-event report: Technical issues in integrating Earth Observation into impact evaluations
The Geofield Community of Practice discusses the utilization of hyperspectral sensors and drones to the technical challenges surrounding spatial autocorrelation, resampling satellite imagery, and yield prediction using remote sensing data
Ariel BenYishay, AidData

Dr. Lilian Kirimi, Mr. Andrew Anguko, Dr. Lailà Lokosang, and Dr. Michael Wellington lead a panel discussion in a packed session at the inaugural GeoField convening, held in Rome in September, 2023.

March 29, 2024
Innovations and challenges in measuring agricultural outcomes in Africa
Continuing a frank conversation about geospatial impact evaluations with experts from the GeoField 2023 convening
Katherine Nolan and Rachel Sayers

One of the panel discussions at the inaugural GeoField convening, held in Rome in September, 2023.

An artist’s rendition of the Landsat satellite that launched in 2013. The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of Earth observations from space. Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr, in the public domain.

January 26, 2024
Opportunities and challenges for integrating Earth Observation into impact evaluations
We’re making major leaps forward in integrating valuable data from new sensors and satellites into evaluations of urgently needed agriculture and climate programs.
Ariel BenYishay, Kunwar Singh

Dr. Carly Muir, a Geospatial Analyst at AidData, addresses the GeoField 2023 Convening in Rome.

November 1, 2023
Looking back at the GeoField 2023 Convening, and ahead to a Call for Papers for two academic journals
Emerging from the successful GeoField Convening in September in Rome, two prestigious academic journals have issued calls for papers at the intersection of climate change, and agriculture.
Alex Wooley
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