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e-Agriculture Learning Activity Drones Webinar: Community Monitoring of Forests in Indigenous Territories in Panama

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WHEN: Friday 20 October 4PM Central European Summer Time - 9 AM Panama

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In the framework of the e-Agriculture learning activity on drones, that runs on the e-Agriculture platform from 16 to 27 October, e-Agriculture is organizing a series of live webinars with different speakers addressing different aspects on the use of drones in agriculture and rural development. If you would like to receive notifications of all the webinars and the information of the activity you can register here

Maria del Carmen Ruiz Jaén from FAO Panama will share her experience on the use of drones for community forest monitoring, working closely together with Indigenous Communities in Panama during a project that was called “Community monitoring of forests in indigenous territories in Panama” with the support from ONU-REDD. She will explain why and how the technology was introduced, give you some insights in what worked well and what the challenges are and what impact the project had on the communities involved. 

Picture credit - @FAO/M. Hasan 

María del Carmen Ruiz Jaén is the technical advisor in Community-based Monitoring and Forestry. She holds a PhD in tropical forest ecology from McGill University in Canada, a master's degree in forest restoration ecology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and a degree in biology with a major in botany from the University of Panama. For the past five years, she has been part of the team of the FAO Subregional Office for Mesoamerica and has supported the implementation of forest monitoring systems at the community and national levels and linking community forest monitoring to indigenous territories with sustainable forest management activities. For more than 10 years he has worked with different methodologies for the estimation of carbon stocks and forest inventories in different types of tropical forests in Panama, Puerto Rico, Ghana and Gabon.

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