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Ugandan win grants for Environmental Research

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ketty Adoch, a Ugandan innovator in the Agriculture sector has been named among eleven innovators nominated for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth Innovation Awards.

Adoch, a geographical information systems specialist in agriculture works towards monitoring change detection for Land Cover Mapping around the areas surrounding the Murchison Falls National Park. Also on the list of grants is Torsten Bondo, a business development manager and senior remote sensing engineer from Denmark who applies AI to improve crop water efficiency in Uganda using machine learning.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth Innovation Awards are organized by Microsoft and the National Geographic Society (NGS), to provide funds to innovators for research on global environmental challenges in the key focus areas of climate,agriculture, water and biodiversity conservation.

The grants are awarded to research teams and organizations working across five continents to advance scientific exploration and research on critical environmental challenges with the power of Artificial Intelligence.

Each recipient will be given access to Microsoft Azure and AI tools that includes in the National Geographic Explorer community

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