GEOGLAM: Improving the use of Earth observations for agricultural monitoring
With the growing availability of satellite data and advances in high performance computing, there are new opportunities for agricultural monitoring, for example providing up-to-date information on cropland extent, crop condition and improved crop production forecasts. The initiative GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) launched in 2011 and is strengthening agricultural monitoring systems at the global and national level, by coordinating activities to develop robust methods, to ensure the continuous provision of Earth observations data, and to provide policy relevant information on agricultural production to support markets and food security early warning.
In this Webinar, Ian Jarvis (GEOGLAM Director) and Alyssa Whitcraft (GEOGLAM Program Scientist) provide a high level overview of GEOGLAM, focusing on the monthly crop condition consensus reports – The Crop Monitors, their capacity development efforts from a regional perspective. They share examples of how GEOGLAM is making a difference to global food security with earth observation data and how they see their future direction over the next five years.