The first G-20 GEOGLAM Early Warning Crop Monitor (EWCM) bulletin was released on Friday, highlighting the severe drought conditions in southern Africa. The EWCM brings together the international, regional and national organizations monitoring crop conditions within countries at risk of food insecurity. The initiative is coordinated by Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef and the focus is on developing timely consensus assessments of crop conditions, recognizing that reaching a consensus will help to strengthen confidence in decision making. The EWCM grew out of a successful collaborative relationship, the AMIS Crop Monitor, which monitors the main producing countries.
More information about both of these initiatives can be found here: www.geoglam-crop-monitor.org