Presentation on theme: "Geospatial Technology in Agriculture: Issues and Challenges Muhamad Radzali Mispan Principal research officer Malaysian agriculture research and development."— Presentation transcript:
Geospatial Technology in Agriculture: Issues and Challenges Muhamad Radzali Mispan Principal research officer Malaysian agriculture research and development institute (MARDI) P.O. Box 12301 50774 Kuala Lumpur firstname.lastname@example.org
Agriculture scenario The agriculture sector is expected to register a high annual rate of growth and contribute significantly to the country’s economic development. restructure and transform to increase productivity and competitiveness. require a major shift from small-scale, mono cropping and low technology farming to that of large-scale, integrated and high technology production.
Agriculture scenario a greater involvement of the private sector and organized farming will be promoted, particularly in food production. generate new sources of growth, activities and crops with commercial potential Develop and establish linkages with other sectors of the economy.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF NAP3 Enhancing food security Increasing productivity & competitiveness of the sector Deepen linkages with other sectors Create new sources of growth Adopting sustainable development, utilization and management of natural resources
Land and Environment resources competing land use Labour Agriculture input Sustainable productions Food security Food safety Issues
Roles of Geospatial Technology in Agriculture Sector x.y.z
Challenges Towards sustainable eco-friendly agriculture development accurate identification and characterisation of land resources and environment domain. Requirement for integrated database for land resources and environment and meteorology datasets Site specific agriculture development (one district one product) Tool for agriculture planning and management and monitoring system
Early warning system modelling ecosystems managements Crop production potentials decision support system Quick assessment of soil and environment health and qualities Challenges
Information needs Land resources data in terms of land use, cropping area, water bodies and drainage, soils, terrain characteristics, mineral resources etc. Demographic data - relating to population, sex ratio, age structure, urban and rural population, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe population, occupational structure migration etc. Agro-economic data - comprising information about cropped and irrigated area, agricultural production, land holdings, live stock population etc.
Information needs Socio-economic activities - relating to industrial, fishing activities, tourism development as well as beneficiary of various schemes and development program Infrastructure data - relating to availability and level of various facilities - utilities and services such as education, health, power, transport network, water supply, drainage etc.
generating spatial plans for the whole country - annual plans, five-year plans, perspective plans; for quickly assessing damages due natural disasters monitoring and evaluating the policies and programs National level
State level 1.prepare state-level plans - annual plans, five-year plans, perspective plans etc. 2.monitor and evaluate plans and programs.
District level the core of the de-centralised planning process. The node can also be used to generate plans for smaller units with a major stress on People's participation in the planning process.
Agriculture scheme preparing agriculture development plans, Command Area Development The monitoring and evaluation of the sectoral plans
Project level the lowest end of the hierarchy and would contain the base data for the sector collected for a small area. The database would be detailed and best suited for management and exploitation of the specific resources in the area.
CONCLUSION Geospatial technology plays important in agriculture sectors at various levels The technology can be utilised in various aspect in agro-based industry Experts in geospatial technology should look into the issues and challenges facing the agriculture sector in integrated manner (not technology driven)