Project Objectives

  • Crop identification and Crop Area Estimation : OBIA approach  + texture, Fourrer…
  • Cropping systems characterization : spatial analysis
  • Dynamics and evolution monitoring

Project Objectives

Mapping Agricultural Areas

Operational Implementation Plan


Land Cover
  • Spatial Resolution:
  • Temporal Resolution:
Land Use Types

    Estimating Crop Area

    Operational Implementation Plan

    Cropping systems survey in june 2014

    Field size measurement

    Measuring Phenological Events

    Operational Implementation Plan

    Phenological Events
    • Vegetative Growth

    Estimation of Biophysical Variables

    Operational Implementation Plan

    • LAI (mean and variability) measurements of 20 plots of coffee in association with Grevillea, Macadamia
    • Tree-crown size, and tree exact location in the 20 plots
    • Great challenges due to the complexity of the canopy, and the great diversity of vegetal types
    • LAI/structure to be analyzed

    Biophysical Variables
    • LAI (Leaf Area Index)
    • Biomass

    Site Description

    Landscape Topography 1300m, toposequence trend raising from 1000m to 2800m following a E-W line, very hilly with deep slopes.
    Typical Field Size< 1 ha
    Climatic ZoneTropics, warm
    Major Crops and Calendars

    Bananas and Plantains:

    Other fruits:





    Soil Type & Texture


    • Loam
    Soil Drainage Class
      Irrigation Infrastructure
        Other Site Details

        In Situ Observations

        EO Data

        Optical Data Requirements

        SAR Data Requirements

        Passive Microwave Data Requirements

        Thermal Data Requirements


        Documents and Files

        Links to paper

        Project Reports

        Study Team

        Team Leader

      • Name: Camille Lelong
      • Affiliation: CIRAD
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