GEOGLAMGEOGLAM aims to enhance agricultural production estimates through the use of Earth observations. It was developed in response to the G20 Agricultural Ministers' concern about reducing market volatility for the world's major crops. The initiative builds on recent advances in Earth observation technologies. These technologies have great potential to contribute to timely forecasts of crop production and early warnings of potentially significant harvest shortfalls.
The initiative's goal is to strengthen the international community's capacity to produce and disseminate relevant, timely and accurate forecasts of agricultural production at national, regional and global scales through the use of Earth observations.
GEOGLAM participants (notably the GEO Agriculture Community of Practice) have developed a high level GEOGLAM Work Plan document for the initiative that outlines the approach via six components:
- Enhancing global agricultural production monitoring systems;
- Building capacity at the national level to utilize Earth observations;
- Supporting the monitoring of countries at risk to improve food security;
- Improving the coordination of Earth observations for agricultural monitoring;
- Coordinating research and development (R&D) in support of improved operational agricultural monitoring; and
- Disseminating data, products and information.
For more information please visit the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring website by clicking here.