Mali - Koutiala

Project Overview

  •  Crop identification and acreage estimation: Improve satellite recognition of dominant crop species (cotton, maize, millet, sorghum, peanut) in smallholder fields, using VHR optical satellite images as well as C-Band and X-Band SAR data as input.
  •  Residue and Tillage mapping: n/a
  •  Soil moisture: n/a
  •  Crop biophysical variables (LAI): i/ Monitor canopy development states for dominant crops including fraction vegetation cover, planting density, LAI, canopy height and density. ii/ Improve seasonal yield and biomass prediction for crops and forage. The focus here will also be on microwave data as input.
  •  Other: n/a

The mapping resolution is sub-meter to 5-m. The timeliness (with regards to growing season) is 01 April- 30 November. Research activities on crop identification and acreage estimation will be linked to those on crop biophysical variables characterization.

©2015 Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring
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