Satellite imagery used to plan agriculture and disaster relief efforts

Satellite imagery used to plan agriculture and disaster relief efforts

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Colorado, USA, 14 June 2006: Healing Hands International (HHI), a non-profit humanitarian organization, is working with the Native Communities Development Corporation (NCDC), a DigitalGlobe business partner, to obtain satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe for planning and visualising efforts surrounding agricultural development and disaster relief missions in Africa and Central America.

DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery of Honduras, Nigeria and Senegal have been instrumental in allowing HHI to assess agriculture potential and conduct pre-planning before visiting the location to implement agricultural programs like drip irrigation systems and training.

The imagery allows HHI to prioritize its efforts in time of emergency and develop detailed rebuilding plans to ensure that, once on the ground, precious time and resources are leveraged. The imagery is also helpful for planning access to devastated rural areas.