Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e. V. in Müncheberg is a research institution of the Leibniz Association. ZALF conducts research on economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture of the future together with stakeholders from science, politics and practice. As a contribution to addressing global societal challenges such as climate change, food security, biodiversity conservation and resource scarcity, we develop and design cropping systems in a landscape context that combine the need for crop production with sustainability.
With more than 20 years of experience, Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH (RSS) has become one of the leading value adding companies for earth observation in Germany. RSS actively contributes to state-of-the-art EO research, advancing a variety of fields from data science to automatic processing chains and incorporates the newest technologies to achieve the best standards possible in the domain of operational environmental monitoring. RSS provides one-stop services for EO data processing and analytics and offers customized solutions.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology is an international scientific research institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. ICIPE was founded in 1970 by Prof. Thomas Odhiambo with support from Carl Djerassi, a world-renowned American scientist. The mission of the organization is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building Since inception, the centre has grown and currently has over 400 staff, and it has established collaborations with over 200 national systems, research institutes and universities around the world.
RCMRD is a technology driven organization which leverages data from earth and ground observations. The Centre uses a range of computer technologies to derive information from these observations to inform decision making in a number of areas including Biodiversity & Ecosystems Sustainability, Climate Action & Disaster Resilience, Earth Observation & Geo-Information Technology (EO & GIT), Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture, Knowledge Management & Capacity Building, Land Management, Surveying & Mapping, Sustainable Urban Development, Infrastructure and Transportation.
The Ministry of Agriculture is one of the government ministries in Kenya having its origin dating to the year 1903. The Ministry is responsible for Agriculture and disseminate the functions of Cooperative Development, Livestock Development, Veterinary Service, Fisheries Development and Rural Development. Under the ministry are several departments that focus on a) Formulation, implementation and monitoring of agricultural legislation, regulations and policies, b) Supporting agricultural research and promoting technology delivery, c) Regulating and quality control of inputs, produce and products from the agricultural sector d) Collecting, maintaining and managing information on the agricultural sector. Among other activities, the department provides monthly Crop Conditions Bulletins, where droughts are one of the main topics. Furthermore, the department contributes to the national agricultural insurance policy and has a formal mandate of reporting and monitoring at national level.