Sunday, April 20, 2014

How IRRI and partners use Google Drive to securely share and update field monitoring materials and data in the RIICE project.

Mr. Arnel Rala
Sr. Assoc. Scientist
Geographic Information Systems
Social Sciences Division

Remote sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging economies (“RIICE”) is a public-private partnership aiming to reduce the vulnerability of rice smallholder farmers in low-income countries in Asia. RIICE make use of remote sensing technologies to map and observe rice growth in selected regions in Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam).

IRRI and sarmap are partners focusing on the development of key mapping and forecasting products. To assess the quality of these products requires timely fieldwork data from national partners. Likewise national partners require timely feedback from IRRI and sarmap on how the fieldwork data is being used in RIICE.

This presentation describes the online system where partners can record and stores fieldwork data and makes it accessible to the appropriate parties.