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Satellite remote sensing data for decision support in emerging agricultural economies

Satellite remote sensing data for decision support in emerging agricultural economies

Jewiss, Jennifer, Brown, Molly ORCID: 0000-0001-7384-3314 and Escobar, Vanessa (2020) Satellite remote sensing data for decision support in emerging agricultural economies. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 8 (4). pp. 117-133. ISSN 2473-2397 (Print), 2168-6831 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/MGRS.2020.3023343)

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Abstract

Satellite remote sensing observations of the Earth have transformed our ability to understand and quantify the impact of weather on agricultural growing conditions. Although satellite data have been integrated into government and policy decisions regarding food availability, the data are still not widely used by farmers. To be useful for a farm-level decision, satellite data must be localized and integrated into workflows across diverse agricultural systems to become useful. Here we show that improved availability and quality of satellite remote sensing, coupled with low cost processing and massive increases in rural connectivity, has meant commercial agriculture institutions in low income regions are increasingly using the information to drive their business.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: decision making, satellite data, agriculture, mobile, smallholders
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 12:57
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29574

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