Landcover of Africa (Global Land Cover 2000 Database)
JRC - East Africa agreement on land monitoring
The European Commission, represented by the JRC, and the African Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), have today signed a Collaboration Agreement on scientific issues regarding land-cover dynamics. The two organisations aim to collaborate in the field of agriculture and land-cover monitoring to support food security and the management of natural resources in East Africa. European Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potočnik, and Uganda's Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daniel Omara Atubo, witnessed the signature in Nairobi (Kenya).
The RCMRD is an intergovernmental research and advisory institution, based in Nairobi (Kenya) and covering 15 African countries. The agreement was signed in Nairobi by JRC and RCMRS Director Generals, Roland Schenkel and Hussein O. Farah, and has an initial duration of four years, which can be extended.