UN food agency offers free satellite monitoring of forests

11 November 2009

ROME — The UN food agency Tuesday announced a satellite image database on the degradation of the world's forests as part of efforts to reduce global warming caused by greenhouse gases.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation will provide high-resolution satellite data free to developing countries in partnership with other organisations including the State University of South Dakota and US Geological Survey in the United States and European Union Joint Research Center, a statement said.