Representatives of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography Remote Sensing Centre visited South Africa
On 16-25 January, representatives of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography Remote Sensing Centre - Prof. Katarzyna Dąbrowska Zielińska and Radosław Gurdak - visited South Africa. The exchange took place within the framework of a joint project between IGIK and ARC (Agricultural Research Council) entitled SA Polish collaborative crop growth monitoring and yield assessment system for early warning utilizing new satellite Earth Observations data from Copernicus Programme.
During the visit, three seminars were delivered to: farmers, the crop insurance company VKB and scientists from the ARC Institute for Soil, Climate and Water. The presentation given at ARC-ISCW was entitled Modelling Crop Growth, Drought and Yield Using Satellite Data - Joint Project SAPOL4CROP (IGIK-ARC). Agriculture Consul Maciej Knowski was present during the presentation.
The aim of the lectures presented was to familiarise participants with the potential of remote sensing techniques for monitoring crop growth (wheat and maize) and achieving higher yields. Delegates also went on a visit to one of the largest grain silos in Africa with a capacity of 85 000 tonnes.