Can Breadfruit Solve the World Hunger Crisis?
The nonprofit Breadfruit Institute uses GIS to analyze climate data and map suitable locations for growing and developing breadfruit.
ArcNews, Summer 2012
Sustaining National Food Supply and Security
GIS helps USDA manage operations so that APHIS can quickly respond when the nation's agriculture and forests are threatened.
ArcNews, Winter 2012
Agriculture Student Uses GIS for Precision Farming
GIS and GPS technologies help farmers know how much seed to buy, where to plant, and how much compost or fertilizer to use.
WGBH Educational Foundation
More Crops Per Drop
Netherlands-based firms WaterWatch and Basfood formed eLEAF to support global solutions for agriculture and the environment with data they collect on vegetation, water, and climate.
Far Eastern Agriculture, May 2012
Mitigating Risks to Smallholder Farms
Esri’s Nonprofit Organization Program provides software and support to organizations whose focus is on environmental and humanitarian initiatives, enabling them to use GIS technology to fulfill their objectives.
FARMD, May 2012
Esri Geospatial Technology Promotes Local Food Systems in US
Map shows many USDA-supported projects and programs related to local and regional food systems for the years 2009–2011.
Esri News, March 2012
Balancing the inputs and outputs on a farm is fundamental to its success and profitability. The ability of GIS to analyze and visualize agricultural environments and workflows has proven to be very beneficial to those involved in the farming industry.
From mobile GIS in the field to the scientific analysis of production data at the farm manager's office, GIS is playing an increasing role in agriculture production throughout the world by helping farmers increase production, reduce costs, and manage their land more efficiently.
See how agricultural organizations benefit from the use of geographic analysis and GIS.
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