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Satellite Image Analytics, Land Change and Food Security

Chakraborty, S., Jabbar, Z., Subramanian, L., and Nyarko, Y., (2016). Satellite Image Analytics, Land Change and Food Security. ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Data Science for Food, Energy and Water (DSFEW), Co-located with KDD 2016, San Francisco, USA.

In this paper, we present the design of a satellite image analytics engine that we use to perform a detailed analysis of changes in agricultural land patterns over a 13-year time period (2000-2012) in West Bengal, India, traditionally considered one of the most fertile areas in the world.

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Experiences in Designing a Mobile GIS Mapping Tool for Rural Farmers in Ghana

Chakraborty, S., Tong, T., Chen, J., Aman, A., Mufti, T., Nyarko, Y., & Subramanian, L. (2013). Experiences in Designing a Mobile GIS Mapping Tool for Rural Farmers in Ghana. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Symposium on Computing for Development, ACM, p. 28.

The task of balancing problems associated with population growth and food production has often been impaired by a lack of accurate information on food supply availability in any given region or time.

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The United Arab Emirates: Some Lessons in Economic Development, Working Paper

Nyarko, Y. (2010). The United Arab Emirates: Some Lessons in Economic Development, Working Paper (No. 2010/11). World Institute for Development Economics Research. Republished in Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World, edited by Augustin K. Fosu, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Oil was discovered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) just 50 years ago. During that time, UAE has ben able to transform itself into a rapidly modernizing country, which is fast becoming a major economic hub and a key player on the international economic landscape.

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