Review of the Available Remote Sensing Tools, Products, Methodologies and Data to Improve Crop Production Forecasts

This review examines the current status of the remote sensing (RS) tools, products, methodologies and data that can help to improve agricultural crop production forecasting systems. The review is structured in three parts:

  • A description of the methodology used for this review
  • A literature review that covers four core areas, namely: an overview of the application of RS in crop production forecasting; the RS methodologies currently used in crop production forecasting; insight into the available geoportals and RS data and products on crop production forecasting; and an analysis of the national agencies mandated to generate crop production statistics in the three pilot countries of Kenya, Senegal and Zimbabwe
  • A discussion on the key findings and the conclusions