2011 • GEOGLAM ESTABLISHMENT
GEOGLAM was established in 2011, building off of the efforts of GEO’s Agricultural Monitoring Task, and at the request of the French Ministry of Agriculture.
With the assumption that greater reliability and transparency of information on crop production will reduce speculation in the agricultural markets and therefore reduce price volatility and strengthen food security, the G20 Agricultural Ministers established GEOGLAM to, "coordinate satellite monitoring observation systems in different regions of the world in order to enhance crop production projections and weather forecasting data".
(Agriculture Ministers Declaration, 2011;).
The G20 Agricultural Ministers have renewed their commitment to GEOGLAM, including recently under the Argentine presidency.
2017 • GEO Work Programme
The GEO Work Programme 2017-2019 places an emphasis on strengthening AmeriGEOSS as a means of reaching their broader programmatic goals
2018 • AMA formally launched
To address these gaps and capitalize on the opportunities afforded by GEOGLAM, GEOGLAM Latinoamérica was established in 2015, with INTA-Argentina leadership. At the same time, AmeriGEOSS was established with 4 societal benefit areas, including Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture. This simultaneous push signaled a strong community desire, but it was not until early 2018 that an initiative was launched to formally work toward the objectives of these two complementary thematic and geographic activities.