Geospatial datasets and analyses for an environmental approach to African trypanosomiasis | Land Portal

Informações sobre recurso

Date of publication: 
Janeiro 2019
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
License of the resource: 
Copyright details: 
© FAO. FAO is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data presented. Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, and for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way.

Geospatial datasets and analysis techniques based on geographic information systems (GIS) have become indispensable tools in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of development programmes, including actions addressing sustainable agriculture and rural development. The growing volume of spatially explicit environmental information, combined with the widening utilization of GIS, allows ecological and socioeconomic factors to be integrated more fully into the decision-making process, thus laying the foundation for a holistic approach to development. This publication provides a cross-section of actual and potential applications of GIS in the context of interventions against tsetse and trypanosomiasis (T&T). It aims to promote the sharing of knowledge and harmonization of methodologies among the wide range of actors concerned with the T&T problem. In the first section, a selection of geospatial datasets available in the public domai n is reviewed through the lens of their possible use within T&T interventions. This review is followed by three case studies from two countries affected by trypanosomiasis (Burkina Faso and Botswana). The case studies provide examples of the application of GIS in operational scenarios and pay particular attention to data collection, management and analysis in the context of area-wide integrated management of tsetse and trypanosomiasis.

Autores e editores

Corporate Author(s): 

Provedor de dados

Compartilhe esta página