Mapping Food Security: Blue Raster and USAID Zones of Influence

Blue Raster is excited to announce another collaboration with ICF International. In addition to The Demographic and Health Surveys Program,  Blue Raster partners with ICF for the Surveys for Monitoring in Resilience and Food Security (SMRFS) project. This initiative, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security (REFS) and Feed the Future, focuses on monitoring progress towards combating global hunger and enhancing food security through advanced data collection and analysis.

According to ICF, “Data collected through these efforts will support monitoring and evaluation of important U.S. government strategies like the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Strategy, the Global Water Strategy and the Feed the Future Global Food Security Strategy. “

Leveraging GIS for Impact

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) play a crucial role in the SMRFS project. The team utilizes ArcGIS for planning and producing detailed reports that highlight the Zones of Influence (ZOI). These maps are indispensable tools for policymakers and stakeholders, providing clear visualizations of critical data.

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Blue Raster’s Role

Blue Raster supports SMRFS with our expertise in geospatial technology:

  • PowerBI Dashboards: We have created dynamic dashboards to visualize survey monitoring results effectively.
  • On-Demand Maps: Our team produces detailed maps for comprehensive reporting.
  • GIS Training Curriculum: We developed an in person training program for project partners in Uganda, ensuring they can effectively understand how to utilize GIS tools.

Explore More

Discover more about the project at this link, and learn how Blue Raster is contributing to global food security efforts through our innovative projects on our website.

At Blue Raster, we are committed to using cutting-edge geospatial solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, ensuring a more resilient and food-secure future. 

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