GIS, GI and RS; Agricultural Technologies Explained

February 23rd, 2016By: Rain editor

To make knowledgeable decisions about land use and the environment, you have to simultaneously consider input from multiple, interrelated date sources and types. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help you to keep track of all this info at once. Geo-information (GI) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies are playing an increasing role in agricultural production.

Why GIS (GI + RS) are used throughout the agricultural industry

As these technologies provide good advice on what to plant, water flows, erosion identification and remediation, farmers are enabled to:

  • manage resources
  • increase yields
  • reduce input costs
  • predict outcomes
  • improve business practices


GIS trainings teach farmers the fundamentals of GI and RS

RAIN will carry a ‘GIS focused’ tailor-made training in Ethiopia. For one month, RAIN will provide hands on experience in using and applying fundamental RS and GI technologies in agricultural, watershed and natural resource management. This will directly improve the skills of local farmers in an area that is constantly harassed by varying rainfall. More words on this GIS training can be found here. For extra info, contact RAIN.