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Part 1: Introduction and welcome: Welcome by Juergen Voegele (Sr Director, Agriculture GP, World Bank) and Introduction by Christoph Aubrecht (ESA Representative to the World Bank)

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Part 2: Introduction and welcome: Welcome by Juergen Voegele (Sr Director, Agriculture GP, World Bank) and Introduction by Christoph Aubrecht (ESA Representative to the World Bank)

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Part 1: Earth Observation – Key concepts, challenges, and opportunities: Speaker Rolf de By (ITC, EO4SD consortium) introduces the key concepts and terminology of Earth Observation, and highlights its main opportunities and limitations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Part 2: Earth Observation – Key concepts, challenges, and opportunities: Speaker Rolf de By (ITC, EO4SD consortium) introduces the key concepts and terminology of Earth Observation, and highlights its main opportunities and limitations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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EO Applied: Assessing agricultural production in Syria by Bekzod Shamsiev (Sr Agriculture Economist, World Bank)

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Theme 1: Earth Observation for enhanced agricultural productivity: Annemarie Klaasse (eLEAF, EO4SD consortium) speaks about Earth Observation technology that provides historical and up-to-date information on crop condition, distribution, and dynamics from the regional and national to the field level. This Bite+ shows how EO-derived services contribute to (1) baseline and targeting criteria for strategic planning and project formulation, (2) informed management decisions, and (3) progress and result indicators on crop performance.

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Theme 2: Earth Observation for improved agricultural water management by Annemarie Klaasse (eLEAF, EO4SD consortium). How does Earth Observation contribute to improved water management? This Bite+ highlights that EO-derived information on irrigated area, irrigation suitability, water distribution and crop water consumption contributes to improved crop productivity and irrigation efficiency.

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EO Applied: Monitoring water productivity of agriculture investments by Livia Peiser (Land & Water Division, FAO)

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Theme 3: Fostering sustainable land management through Earth Observation: Eva Haas (GeoVille, EO4SD consortium) discusses how Earth Observation is particularly useful to support Sustainable Land Management (SLM) initiatives and highlights the dialogue across multiple stakeholders in a given spatial context because it provides quantifiable, unbiased global data at high spatial and temporal detail. EO can be used to establish project baselines, to monitor and evaluate the progress and environmental impact of projects, and to identify and address “hot spots” of environmental change and land degradation.

Earth Observation for Sustainable Agriculture Development: Introduction and Impact

This knowledge and capacity enhancement Bite aims to inform and build awareness among WB staff of the utility, benefits, and potential constraints of using Earth Observation information services in WBG operations and analytical products in the agriculture and wider sustainable development sectors. Based on practical examples, interactive discussions, and hands-on demonstrations of EO tools and services, the focus of these Bites will be on harnessing Earth Observation information services as demonstrated under the ESA Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) initiative to support. The Introduction and Impact Bite+ will cover the following topics:

Earth Observation for Sustainable Agriculture Development – Introduction and Welcome

Earth Observation – Key concepts, challenges, and opportunities

Earth Observation for enhanced agricultural productivity

EO Applied - Assessing agricultural production in Syria

Earth Observation for improved agricultural water management

EO Applied - Monitoring water productivity of agriculture investments

Fostering sustainable land management through Earth Observation