SWF and MIT Space Enabled Research Group Hosts Webinar Discussion on Food Security and Space Technology

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Co-hosted by the Space Enabled research group and SWF, this discussion looked at how data derived from space technologies such as navigation, communication and remote sensing capabilities play a unique role in addressing food security challenges, and guiding policymakers on today's policies for future food security. Speakers from MIT, NASA, World Food Program, and FluroSat looked at examples of real-world applications of space data to address food security around the world and shared pathways of collaboration and coordination between agencies and organizations working on this topic. A video recording with closed captions is available here.

This event was part of a virtual series, Serving Society with Space Data: Innovations in Satellite Applications for Humanitarian and Development Sectors in support of the SDGs, that aims to engage a multi-sector audience in discussions on how space technologies and geospatial applications contribute to better outcomes in critical fields around the world, such as energy, food security, poverty, and governance. More information on the next discussion on Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy is available on the event page.   

Last updated on July 9, 2020