Linking early warning to early action in the Sahel

June 18, 2013

"Aid group Action Against Hunger (ACF) says it has had success in using satellites to monitor pasture and to map biomass production and vegetation levels as well as the scope of drought in order to predict which areas might need the most assistance. 'We've used this [method] in the last two crises, in 2010 and 2012, and it's proved to be a good indicator of food production across the region,' said Alvaro Pascual, ACF's Sahel desk officer."