Become a high-skilled geospatial professional
TimelineFrom January 2017 to 1 January 2021
ThemeFood security
Funded byNUFFIC, Govt. of Ethiopia, ITC
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The EENSAT program is a network cooperation program between three Ethiopian universities (The African Centre for Disaster Risk Management of Addis Ababa University, Bahir Dar University and Mekelle University) and ITC. The cooperation is centered around support to the agricultural transformation agenda of the Ethiopian Government making use of geographic information management and earth observation. The project activities will lead to the development of teaching, research and operational capacity at different levels of the National Qualifications Framework of Ethiopia. It focuses on the use of GIS, remote sensing and on applications such as sustainable agriculture, food security, climate change, natural hazards and disaster risk management, and water resources management. The EENSAT program pays specific attention to the linkages with the private sector

The EENSAT program is a joint initiative by ITC, NUFFIC and the Government of Ethiopia and the participating universities in Ethiopia and is carried out in the framework of the innovation agenda of the NICHE program.

Contact persons

dr. B.H.P. Maathuis
Project leader
drs. T.M. Loran
Project officer
Global impact
Food security

Population growth is leading to increasing demands for food and hence claiming more land for food production. This process has thrown many developing countries into a poverty trap characterized by expansion of agriculture into marginal lands, land degradation and declining yields. 

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