The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010. Following a period of rapid growth and transition the agency has made significant advancements towards addressing its mandate of deriving greater value from space science and technology for the benefit of South African society.

SANSA participates at the UN-Habitat workshop in Botswana

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UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

"Monitoring and reporting on human settlements indicators in Africa and Latin America" is a new project to support UN-Habitat report of the New Urban Agenda (NUA).

Earth observation services for Monitoring Agricultural Production in Africa

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Food insecurity and undernourished populations in African regions. (Source: FAO 2017: State of Food security in the Wold)

 

The issue of global food security is well-reflected as one of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 2: Zero Hunger – pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. It is increasingly becoming a common knowledge that to meet the food demand to feed a projected global population in 2050, the global food production will have to be increased by more than 50 percent. However, ensuring food security goes beyond increasing productivity. It also requires a holistic approach to securing sufficient access to food supply, ensuring the resilience of food production systems and sustainable land use management. Addressing these challenges will require collaborative efforts that involve diverse stakeholders.

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