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Lessons from World Bank Projects: Disruptive Technology in Agriculture and Watershed Management

"How are new technologies and methodologies increasing agriculture productivity and improving watershed management in different countries?"

As our clients face increasing pressure to improve sustainable land management through integrated watershed approaches, and increase agriculture productivity, they need innovative solutions based on disruptive technologies.

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Part 1: India - WB supported Karnataka Watershed Development - SUJALA 3, empowers the watershed department in preparing science-based development plans through the generation of site specific land resource database using remote sensing, GIS filed survey and mapping techniques to strengthen the interventions of Watershed, Horticulture, Agriculture and other line departments. 

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Part 2.1: Brazil - How is the World Bank deploying the use of Earth Observation (EO) products in combination with hydrological models to support the ongoing efforts on drought monitoring and forecasting in the north-east area of Brazil? The video provides an overview of the application of space technology for water, with reference to drought monitoring in Brazil.

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Part 2.2: Brazil - The video continues to provide an overview of the application of space technology for water by highlighting the pilot an agricultural drought monitoring and prediction system in Brazil.

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Part 3: Africa - One of the challenges in Africa is connectivity and data availability. What is happening in Ethiopia and how is World Bank using Disruptive technology in Africa? Just having remote sense data without having to ground truth them and train the models is dangerous...

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Part 3: China - Learn about the Background, Issue, Methods and Results of the Xinjiang Turpan Water Conservation Project in China. How was remote sensing and GIS used to restore the Aiding Lake, which dried up in 2012?

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Part 6: Sub-Saharan Africa - Disruptive Agricultural Technologies (DATs) can be defined as digital and non-digital innovations that enable smallholder farmers to leapfrog their current constraints and improve their yields, incomes, nutritional status and climate resilience. Watch the video to learn more about intersection of DATs and Sub-Saharan Africa.