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Gis And Spatial Analysis For Agriculture And Food Security Seminar


The GIS and Spatial Analysis for Agriculture and Food Security seminar addresses the growing need for innovative agricultural practices due to rising food demands, political and economic changes, and climate change. This course focuses on utilizing GIS to analyze spatial data, identify risk regions, and enhance food security.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand basic GIS concepts.
  • Refresh knowledge on sustainable agriculture and food security.
  • Identify spatial data sources for agriculture and food security.
  • Analyze spatial agriculture and food security data.
  • Create food security risk maps.


5 Days

Target Audience

This course is designed for government representatives, project managers, NGOs, multi- and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, agricultural specialists, researchers, and technical specialists.

Course Content

Module 1: Basics of GIS

  • Concepts and terminologies of GIS
  • Introduction to spatial information
  • Introduction to GIS in agriculture and food security
  • GIS system installation planning
  • GIS software

Module 2: Basics of Agriculture and Food Security

  • Food Security
  • Food System
  • Food Chain

Module 3: Agriculture Spatial Data Collection

  • Data sources for disease information mapping
  • Mobile data collection using ODK
  • Data collection using handheld GPS devices
  • Integrating GPS and ODK data into a GIS environment

Module 4: Spatial Analysis of Agriculture Related Data

  • Creating yield maps
  • Analysis of precision agriculture data

Module 5: Creation of Food Security Risk Maps

  • GIS application in agriculture
  • GIS in yield monitoring and mapping
  • Using GIS to report food security information
  • Food security early warning systems and drought monitoring
  • Characterizing soil spatial variability
  • Site‐specific soil management: prescription maps
  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in food security analysis

General Notes

  • Delivered by seasoned trainers with vast experience.
  • Includes practical activities, theory, group work, and case studies.
  • Participants receive training manuals and additional reference materials.
  • Certification upon successful completion.
  • Tailor-made courses available to meet organization-wide needs.
  • Conducted at the Skills for Africa Training Institute in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Training fee covers tuition, materials, lunch, and venue. Accommodation and airport transfer available upon request.
  • Payment should be made to our bank account before the start of training. Proof of payment should be sent to: training@skillsforafrica.org

Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
10/06/2024 - 14/06/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
08/07/2024 - 12/07/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
12/08/2024 - 16/08/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
09/09/2024 - 13/09/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
14/10/2024 - 18/10/2024 $2950 Kigali Physical Class

Online Class
11/11/2024 - 15/11/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class