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Application of Earth Observation data in Agricultural drought monitoring Farai Kuri University of Zimbabwe.

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1 Application of Earth Observation data in Agricultural drought monitoring Farai Kuri University of Zimbabwe

2 Introduction  Drought traditionally measured using rainfall data  Rainfall indices an indirect measure of drought  Remote sensing drought indices are plant based  EO is therefore a direct measure of plant performance

3 Objectives  To test whether and to what extent EO based drought indices can predict maize yield in Zimbabwe

4 Materials and Methods

5 Study area  Study was based on the whole of Zimbabwe

6 Data  Maize yield data courtesy of Ministry of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development ( & )  SPOT VGT NDVI long-term series AMESD Station at SIRDC and UZ ( )

7 Data Analysis  Calculated Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) from SPOT NDVI series  VCI<36%, Dry dekad (1), Not Dry ( 0)  Frequency of dry dekads calculated for &

8 Relating Drought to Maize Yield  Regression was used to test whether and to what extent EO based dry dekads can predict maize yield.

9 In-Situ Maize Yield

10 Frequency of Dry Dekads ( )

11 Results

12 In-Situ Maize Yield

13 Frequency of Dry Dekads ( )

14 Y=1/( * x R²=0.91 P-Value=0.001

15 Conclusion  There is a significant relationship between frequency of RS based dry dekads and maize yield  Therefore frequency of RS based dry dekads can be used to evaluate impact of drought on yield or to estimate crop yield

16 Thank You


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