Remote Sensing & GIS In Climate Change, Food Security & Agriculture




15th to 26th Jan 2024


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15th to 26th July 2024


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14th to 25th Oct' 2024


18th to 29th Nov' 2024


9th to 20th Dec 2024


The primary objective of this training on remote sensing and GIS in climate change, food security and agriculture is enhancing the abilities of technical staff required in food security analysis, water evaluation as well as farming by providing them having a comprehension on the use of spatial as well as Earth Observation information as anything to integrate info on climate change, agriculture, and foods defense in a meaningful and innovative means.
Course Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Apply GIS and RS for designing implementations of large scale early warning systems
  • Use participatory GIS (PGIS) tools during assessments at community level
  • Apply remote sensing data and image processing techniques to monitor select CCAFS indicators
  • Use mobile phones to gather data during field assessments/surveys
  • Design and implement their own GIS projects that integrate remote sensing data and GPS-based field information
  • Assess spatial data availability and understand the importance of spatial data infrastructure (SDI), for data sharing by organizations involved in CCAFS
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Food Security Analysis
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Climate Change Analysis
  • Understand concepts and main frameworks in Agriculture
  • Understand the relationship between climate change, agriculture and food security
  • Apply GIS and Remote Sensing as Decision support tool for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
  • Use GIS information in planning FS interventions through spatial multi-criteria analysis

Course Topics
Component1: Concepts

  • Introduction to climate change, Agriculture, Food security  and their relationship
  •  GIS for climate change, Agriculture and Food security 
  •  Introduction to GIS and R.S concepts in the context of climate change, Agriculture and Food security (CCAFS)
  • GIS project design and setup
  • Sources of GIS data for CCAFS
    Component 2: Basic use of GIS Software
  • Integrating data from different sources into a GIS
  • Using handheld GPS for field data collection
  • Geospatial Analysis for Agriculture and food security
  • Component Mapping
    • Mapping areas of climate change
    • Mapping areas of food insecurity
    •  Remote Sensing in CCAFS
    •  Introduction to Remote sensing
      Component Three
    • Use of Remote sensing and image analysis software
    • Satellite Image Acquisition
    • Image interpretation

    • Component four

      • Image interpretation

      • Satellite Image Acquisition

      • Utilization of Remote realizing along with image analysis software

      Component five
    • Image
      • Image classification
      • Change detection
    • The impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security
  • Component Six
    Use of GIS in Climate Predictions
    • Response to climate change: Adaptation and mitigation: the climate analogue tool
    • Role of climatic change detection on Agriculture and food security
    • International and National Policy Framework for addressing climate change; UNFCCC Kyoto protocol and existing local policies
  • Component Seven
    GIS and Remote sensing in Agriculture
    • Yield monitoring and mapping 
    • Characterizing soil spatial variability 
    • Site?specific soil management: prescription maps 
    • Grid sampling, management zones, realistic yield expectations 
    • Remote sensing (RS) for site?specific management.
  • Component Eight
    •  Assessment and Analysis
      • Food Security Assessment and Analysis
      • The use of satellite imagery for food insecurity detection and recovery
      • Visualization of vulnerability information
      • Assessing food insecurity impact
      • Climate change sources of uncertainty and variation
  • Component Nine
    • Global Positioning System (GPS) and Basic GPS skills 
      • Types of GPS
      • GPS configuration, Capturing data from surveys
      • GPS data  download and related tasks
      • Integrating GPS field data into the GIS database
  • Component Ten
    • Public Participatory GIS and data collection using mobile phones
      • Participatory GIS methods
      • Participatory GIS and HVR analysis
      • Community-based climate predictions
      • Using GIS to Build hazard-aware and ready communities
      • Use of Mobile Phones for GIS Data collection in Assessment and Surveys


    • All the participants should be conversant with the English language.
    • All our courses involve a mix of one on one presentations, web based tutorials, group discussions, and practical exercises.
    • All courses can be tailor made and adjusted to meet the client’s needs.
    • We have a team of professional experts who work as professionals and trainers in their respective fields.
    • Each participant will get an Uphilos Consultancy certificate, upon completion of each course.
    • All our training sessions are held at Uphilos Center. For groups above five people we can train at any location in Kenya, above ten people any location within East Africa, and above twenty people at any location as per the client’s specifications.
    • Participants will be responsible for their travel, dinner, airport transfers, and other personal expenses.
    • Accommodation will be arranged upon request at a discounted price.
    • All payments should be made two weeks prior to the training for better logistics. Proof of payment should be sent to [email protected]
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