The Sky Is the Limit: Geospatial Data, Global Food Security, and Political Stability
March 23, 2017
The international development and security sectors have both benefited from an increasing quality of geospatial data and analyses. Currently, the U.S. government leverages vast troves of data to identify correlations between food security and political instability. For this reason, the traditionally separate development and security communities are experiencing increasing interdependence and commonality.
To examine how the development and security sectors can work together to leverage geospatial data in ways that identify, mitigate, and respond to food insecurity, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) explored the nexus of global food security, geospatial data collection and analyses, and political instability.
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