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
      • No irrigation (precipitation)
      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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    • Other Team Members