We seek to expand the use types of Earth observation, encourage more learning and cross-fertilization, and reduce the technical and managerial barriers to access and use Earth observation across the spectrum of agriculture impact evaluations.
Through these communities of practice, we also hope to develop resources for implementing organizations to understand the benefits of Earth observation (EO) and walk them through the process of designing and managing an EO-based IE project. These resources will be designed by the GeoField team in partnership with other implementing partners, to ensure that they meet the needs of end users.
Our goal with these communities of practice is to enable more powerful evaluation and learning about what works in climate-sensitive global agricultural development. An additional motivation is to better understand existing and historical efforts in this area of research and implementation (remote sensing, impact evaluations, agriculture, climate, etc.), so that we can all build upon, connect, advance, and increase the value of the past research and efforts made by others.