JASMIN

JAxa’s Satellite based MonItoring Network system for FAO AMIS Market Monitor (JASMIN) provides satellitederived agrometeorological information including precipitation, drought index, soil moisture, solar radiation, land surface temperature, and vegetation index. The tool is able to generate two types of
product for each parameter – current condition, and anomaly, which is the deviation from past years’ averages. JASMIN can generate either a map of the whole country or time series graphs at a number of predefined locations. The outputs assist the ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) and target
country agricultural statistics experts in preparing AMIS outlooks for Asia-RiCE.

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INAHOR

JAXA has also developed the INAHOR (INternational Asian Harvest mOnitoring system for Rice, crop planted area estimation software) tool to assist AFSIS and target countries’ agricultural statistics experts in preparing AMIS outlooks for Asia-RiCE. Through an Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance project and SAFE projects under APRSAF, INAHOR (using ALOS-2) has been demonstrated to achieve mapping accuracies of 80-90% for target provinces in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam (North), Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Indonesia. A machine learning version of the software was developed in 2018. Higher accuracies can be achieved with this new version.

The INAHOR tool and derived rice planted area maps have been used for many projects including the 2020 CEOS Chair Initiative and to improve rice cultivated area statistics in Cambodia (APRSAF/SAFE Rice Mapping Project).

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