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Abstract

For many years, the economic interest of crop production forecasting has been well perceived by cereal exporting countries like USA. In these countries, specialized services have been developed and great effort in research work aiming at the application of space techniques for better forecasting have been undertaken. Since 1980, a research project of the European Communities has been launched, under the responsibility of the Joint Research Centre, with the objective of testing the potentialities of remote sensing techniques for rice production forecasting in West Africa. Currently the researches include not only rice but also millet and sorghum productions. During this presentation, we shall see briefly the following points: + Why is agricultural production forecasting necessary in Sahelian countries? + What are the requirements, according to the specificity of that part of Africa? + What can present space techniques offer to meet these requirements? + Finally, how could we reach operationality in crop production forecasting?

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Authors: GREGOIRE J M ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR "SURVEYING BY SATELLITE FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD", DUBLIN (IRELAND), SEPT. 18-20, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32404 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124043100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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