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Joint Workshop “Information Needs in Crop Monitoring” in Kiev, Ukraine

On 22-23 of October in Kiev, Ukraine a Joint Workshop “Information Needs in Crop Monitoring” funded by European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and co-funded by the UN-SPIDER office of UNOOSA was held.  Representatives from institutional users in Ukraine and neighboring countries,  governmental representatives from the EU and technology experts from neighboring countries, international programmes and European institutions participated.

At the meeting of governmental representatives with Ukrainian and international experts in agricultural monitoring domain it was  discussed how actual requirements for information on agricultural statistics, crop monitoring and crop production can be threated with modern satellite based technologies.

Feasibility of specific future actions under national, bi-lateral or joint collaboration, as well as identification of common research and development needs and possible funding mechanisms were discussed.

As a result of the symposium it was decided to launch a pilot project for satellite Agromonitoring of Ukraine within the Sentinel4Agri project «Sentinel-2 for Agriculture» of Horizon-2020 program participated by representatives of UN-SPIDER RSO in Ukraine.

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