DE GIS team delivered a successful workshop on ARM (Agricultural Risk Mapping) in Georgetown, Guyana to a group of 25 professionals from various government, private companies, NGOs, and universities. The workshop was done in partnership with IICA (Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture), Guyana Ministry of Agriculture, and the United Nations Development Program.
The focus of the workshop was on mapping the risk of droughts, floods, saline intrusions, and pest infestations in both Guyana and Suriname. DE’s team is specialized in using QGIS (publicly available Geographic Information System software), and open data sources in order to create value-added information products that can help decision-makers deal with environmental change. With the increasing threat of acute climate change and increased climatic variability, this is becoming an essential practice on many parts of the world.