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1 Global Agricultural Monitoring Task (GEOSS TASK: AG Progress and Perspective Discussion on September 22, 2011, Geneva

2 Aims: Developing Global Agricultural Monitoring System of Systems to Facilitate: Global monitoring of agricultural production, facilitating risk reduction and increase in productivity. Timely and accurate national and sub-national agricultural statistical reporting. Global mapping, monitoring and modeling changes in agricultural land use. Effective early warning of famine, enabling a timely mobilization of international response.

3 Target 2015: A coordinated global agricultural monitoring system of systems for monitoring agricultural production. Enhanced agricultural monitoring and modeling systems utilizing EO capabilities. A global coordinated agricultural early warning system of systems. Enhanced global monitoring of agricultural land use change.

4 Initiatives Multi-source Production, Acreage, Yield (PAY) Database Joint Experiments on Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM) Coordinated Data Initiatives for Global Agricultural Monitoring (CDIGAM) GLAMSS Thematic Workshop Series (GTWS) Rangeland Monitoring as a part of GLAM GEOSS-G 20 Initiative on Global Agriculture Monitoring

5 Task Team Task Co-Leads: Chris Justice, University of Maryland, USA Wu Bingfang, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, CAS, Beijing, China Olivier Leo, JRC, EC, Ispra, Italy Derrick Williams, USDA FAS, USA Task Executive Director: Jai Singh Parihar, SAC, ISRO, India JECAM Sub-task Lead: Ian Jarvis, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada GEO Secretariat PoC: Joao Vianei Soares, GEO Secretariat, Geneva CEOS GEO Ag. POC: Prasad Thenkabail, USGS, USA GEOGLAM POC:Pascal Kosuth, CEMAGREF, France

6 PAY- Production Area Yield Database Aims at facilitating more consistent global reporting allowing-(Can be linked to AMIS of FAO) Approach: Countries provide statistics to a common data base for inter-comparison and analysis GUI allows for queries on Yield, Production and Area by: Agency, Commodity (e.g. Corn, Soy, Wheat, Rice), Country, Year (2005- present), Date of Forecast, Data Type (Forecast, Reported) Analyze major discrepancies Challenges: Populating with near-real time data- finding contributors Identification of Additional monitoring groups and countries are encouraged to participate Leads: US, China, EU, FAO

7 Joint Experiments on Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM) Aims at establishing a series of research supersites covering diverse cropping systems. Facilitating the inter-comparison of data and methods for crop area, condition monitoring and yield estimation, with the aim of establishing best practices for different agricultural systems. Approach: Acquire EO data from available assets - coordinated through CEOS, collect and share in-situ measurements, joint analysis of data, Inter-comparison of protocols. Challenges: i) Commitment from Space Agencies to provide data for sites, particularly India, China and Russia, ii) Support for cross site comparison workshops. Sites currently: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Paraguay, US, new sites being added (Current status to be confirmed) Lead: Canada

8 Coordinated Data Initiatives for Global Agricultural Monitoring (CDIGAM) –Focus on priority data activities Approach: Define Observational Requirements and Identify gaps in the current in-situ observation- (Documentation) Ensure Data Continuity (Advocacy) -Encourage Free and Open Data from EU, China, India, Russia….. (Advocacy) -Coordinated moderate resolution satellite acquisition – virtual constellation (Advocacy) -Compilation of best available global information on agricultural areas, crop calendars and cropping system (Documentation) -Improved spatial distribution of in-situ weather data (Coordination with WMO)Distribution of sat data Challenges: -Responsiveness of agencies Leads: WMO, US, EU……

9 GLAMSS Thematic Workshop Series (GTWS) A series of technical international workshops on techniques and methods, best practices, emerging technologies and model inter-comparisons Approach: Plan and organise targeted workshops Covering topics in agriculture requiring increased communication To advance specific task activities –Hosted by a member of the community of practice –Mostly co-located with other community meetings Challenges: –Funding for developing country meetings and participant travel Leads to date: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, FAO, India, Kazakhastan, Kenya.

10 GTWS: Completed LULC Validation WS, IIASA, Vienna, Austria (2011) S. American JECAM Session with 15 th SBRS, Curitiba, Brazil (May 2, 2011) Discussions on developing Rangeland initiative, ISRSE, Sydney, Australia (2011) CoP coordination meeting at GEO Ministerial, Beijing, China (Nov. 2, 2010) Observation Requirements & Coordination Workshop, Brussels, Belgium (Oct , 2010) JECAM China Coordination WS, Hong Kong (Sep. 28, 2010) Thematic WS on Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture, Ahmedabad, India (Dec. 2009) Thematic WS on SAR to Support Agricultural Monitoring, Kananaskis, Canada (Nov. 2-4, 2009) WS on Establishing a Global Ag. Monitoring System of Systems, CAS, Beijing (Feb , 2009) Ag 0703 Session at NEESPI/LCLUC Workshop, Almaty, Kazakhstan (Sep., 2009) Ag 0703 Session at SBSR, Natal, Brazil (Apr. 2009) Expert Group Meeting of CGMS, JRC, ISPRA ( 2009 ?) Rainfall Estimates for Crop Monitoring and Food Security. JRC, ISPRA, (Oct , 2008) Thematic Workshop and Document on Best Practices for Crop Acreage Estimates (JRC, MARS, Jun., 2008) Workshop on Developing a Strategy for Global Agricultural Monitoring in the framework of GEO, FAO, Rome (Jul , 2007) 1 st IGOL Workshop…………………….(2007 ??)

11 GTWS: Future Plans Crop and Rangeland Monitoring Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya, (Sep , 2011) JECAM Meeting, Argentina (2011) 2012 (To be Discussed today-Sep. 22, 2011) Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture, USA, (2012) Drought Monitoring/ agriculture and water use, Beijing (2012) Towards evolving Best Practices in Agricultural Monitoring using EO Data, Ahmedabad (2012) JECAM Specific JECAM Annual Review WS (One or more regionally distributed) GEOSS-G 20 Specific –(To emerge from Sep , 2011 planning meeting) Continent level: North America, South America, Africa, EU, Asia, Far-East, Oceania

12 Rangeland Monitoring Aims at evolving the GLAMSS on the line it has been planned for croplands Current status: Identification of the need- Nov Beijing Ministerial meet Folowup discussions during ISRSE in Sydney Crop and Rangeland Monitoring Workshop being organised at Nairobi, Kenya, Sep , 2011 Challenges: Establish a team to develop a programme as of other initiatives

13 GEOSS- G 20 Initiative on Agriculture Monitoring Aims at increasing out reach of AGMON Task with support of global available institutional mechanisms Current status: Proposal outline drafted in May 2011 Presented in First draft in the G-20 Agriculture Officers Meeting – May 11, 2011 Presented in G-20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting- June 22-23, 2011 A planning meeting to further workout the project details and strategy Challenges: Develop detailed Plan of implementation Raising Financial resource to initiate the process Establish institutional mechanism for coordination and implementation Develop a team to coordinate

14 GLAMSS System Elements

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