GEOGLAM Global/Regional Systems
In recent years, there has been increasing demand for more accurate and timely forecasts of global agricultural production. The Global/Regional Monitoring component of GEOGLAM is focused on enhanced provision of timely, accurate, objective, and actionable information on crop and rangelands condition at global to regional scales. For the time being it has two main components, the currently operational GEOGLAM Crop Monitor, and the “GEOGLAM Rangelands and Pasture Productivity (RAPP)” project, which has just begun.
Rangelands and Pasture Productivity (RAPP)
The GEOGLAM RAPP initiative aims to improve global monitoring of rangelands and pastures, assessing their capacity to sustainably produce animal protein.
Scope & Background
The GEOGLAM Rangelands and Pasture Productivity (RAPP) is a GEOGLAM initiative to provide the global community the means to regularly monitor the condition of the world’s rangelands and pasture lands on a routine basis, and assess their capacity to sustainably produce animal protein in real-time, at global, regional and national levels.
Asia Rice Crop Estimation and Monitoring (Asia-RiCE)
The Asia-RiCE initiative aims at improving operational rice crop monitoring and estimation using Earth observations in the Asian region.
Scope & Background
The Asia-RiCE initiative (http://www.asia-rice.org) has been organized to enhance rice production estimates through the use of Earth observation, and seeks to ensure that Asian rice crops are appropriately represented within GEOGLAM. Asia-RiCE is composed of national teams that are actively contributing to the Crop Monitor for AMIS.
Crop Monitor for AMIS
The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor for the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) is a monthly bulletin on current growing conditions for the four major crops (wheat, maize, soybean and rice), developed in response to the November 2011 G20 Mandate that GEOGLAM provide transparent, multi-source consensus reporting on global crop conditions, status, and agro-climatic conditions likely to impact global production as input to the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS; Figure 1). This activity covers the main agricultural producing and exporting regions of the AMIS countries (G-20 countries + 7).