From the Sky to the Soil: A new USDA partnership to improve Tanzanian agriculture

From the sky to the soil, the USDA‘s Foreign Ag Service is working with college students in Tanzania to strengthen the agriculture community.

At the beginning of the project in April, the students spent four days capturing data on 334 fields by photographing, geo-referencing, and identifying target crops to enhance satellite imagery. They now have collected data from almost two thousand fields.

The group is called YouthMappers and has the goal to create an agricultural library of data for surrounding regions. This will help future farmers better understand crop conditions and seasonal rains.

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