GMFS is an European Space Agency (ESA) funded project. It
is part of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security
Services Element (GSE).
"GMFS aims to provide earth observation
based services and encourage partnerships in monitoring Food
Security and related environmental processes in Africa, by
concerting efforts to bring data and information providers
together, in order to assist stakeholders, nations and international
organizations to better implement their policies towards sustainable
GMFS provides Early Warning, Agricultural Monitoring and CFSAM support services in support of food security monitoring activities in Africa. GMFS partners with key actors in the sector at the international (EC and UN), regional (Regional Economic Communities or key institutes) and national level (Ministries of Agriculture or national Food Security Monitoring groupings). At national level GMFS Activities focus on: Senegal, Niger, Mali, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.