In an exclusive interview with GeoBuiz, Steven Krekels, Unit Manager, Remote Sensing, VITO explains about how is VITO using geospatial information for ensuring food security.
We are very honoured to receive the award. The project is about agriculture stress index where VITO is the prime technological partner. We did this Project on the behalf of FAO. We tried to detect anomalies to take timely counter measurement.This measurement helps to secure food security for a particular area. The project is a global monitoring system. It contributes to the existing system of FAO known as Global Information and Early Warning System.Energy systems, chemistry, materials, help issues and sustainable land use are core research areas. Availability of food at an affordable price for everyone is Food Security for VITO. We are involved in precision farming to do crop monitoring disease detection. VITO contributes to index based insurances to safeguard the farmer’s investment.