POTENTIALITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF REMOTE SENSING IN THE FIELD OF AGROMETEOROLOGY FOR CROP PRODUCTION FORECASTING. EXAMPLE OF RICE CULTURE IN WEST-AFRICA
Remote sensing represents a valuable tool for a synoptic observation of agricultural resources. In an economic objective of crop production forecasting, remote sensing allows the assessment of the Area parameter. On the other hand, beside the agrometeorological models or in assistance to them, remote sensing can provide a significant contribution to the estimation of the Yield parameter, although the relationship between spectral parameters and yield appears to be indirect and complex. The potential and actual contributions of remote sensing are described. In an African context, a project of remote sensing applied to the forecasting of rice production in the upper Niger basin (Mali, Guinea) is briefly described in its objectives and its acquired results.
Bibliographic Reference: EARTH OBSERVATION SYSTEMS AND THEIR USEFULNESS FOR AGROMETEOROLOGY, WATER RESOURCES, AND MARINE APPLICATIONS, NAIROBI (KENYA), NOV. 19-23, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31874 ORA
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