Madagascar - Antsirabé

Project Overview

Goals of the site in terms of:

  • Crop identification and Crop Area Estimation
  • Yield Prediction and Forecasting.

This work aims at testing the potential of the mission SENTINEL-2 to map croplands in a region of Madagascar characterized by small size fields, fragmented farmland and frequent cloud cover. The overall objective of this research is to provide new products from the future satellite mission, based on existing (SPOT, Landsat-8) or recent (PLEIADES) missions to support early warning systems for food security. This preparatory work is conducted in two steps: (i) mapping of different cropping systems from multisource data (SPOT time series, very high resolution PLEIADES images, DEM, ground data) and data mining methods (Random Forest) and (ii) estimation of agricultural production (phenological transition dates, yield).

©2015 Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring
© HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA SA MAJESTE LA REINE DU CHEF DU CANADA (2015)