Oil palm biomass
Agriculture provides essential societal benefits: supply of food and commodities, economic development and employment. In turn, rural communities are under increasing pressure arising from increased productivity requirements, soil erosion and sealing, water scarcity, natural hazards and climate change.
Satellite Earth observation is a powerful technique for continuously providing geospatial information across the agricultural value chain, to measure productivity and increase efficiency of agriculture, identify sustainability of farming practices and strengthening the resilience of rural communities.
Satellite based agricultural risk insurance indices. Such information is used by the global monitoring for food security community and international organizations to improve weather risk management in West Africa.
Earth observation based rice monitoring for the Mekong River Basin. Such information contribute to the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management initiative.
Earth observation based monitoring of crop type, status, and its changes over time. Such observations can be used in crop growth models to predict crop yields and eventually grain prices.