Sunday, January 25, 2009

Solving World Hunger from Space

Satellites from the European Space Agency are helping researchers monitor climate, vegetation, and humidity of farmlands in Ethiopia. The data collected from the satellites is analyzed at a center in Rome, and these findings aid scientists in improving agriculture. Satellite data has already helped increase cereal production in the country. It also has the potential to help identify ideal lands to use as pastures for cows and other livestock. This innovative technology plays a big part in solving world hunger.