Burkina Faso- Koumbia


Goals of the site in terms of:

  • Crop identification and Crop Area Estimation
  • Yield Prediction and Forecasting

Project Objectives

Estimating Crop Area

Operational Implementation Plan

Field size measurement

Forecasting Agricultural Variables

Operational Implementation Plan

Agricultural Variables (large scale)
  • Yield

Site Description

Landscape TopographyPeneplain with few isolated hills
Typical Field Size1500 km2
Climatic ZoneTropics, warm
Major Crops and Calendars

Cotton (Normal):
Calendar: June - October
Typical Rotation: Cotton, Maize

Maize (Normal):
Calendar: June - October
Typical Rotation: Cotton, maize

Sorghum (Normal):
Calendar: June - October

Millets (Normal):
Calendar: June - October

Groundnuts (Normal):
Calendar: June - October

Soil Type & Texture


  • Sand
Soil Drainage Class
Irrigation InfrastructureArray
Other Site Details

large administrative unit (Commune = 15000 km2)

In Situ Observations

yield prediction and forecasting.

  • Crop Type(s):
  • Collection Protocol:

    Field surveys were conducted on agricultural plots in October 2015. Approximately 900 GPS way points were collected to identify crop types following the recommendations of the “JECAM Guidelines for Field Data Collection_v1 0”. With few exceptions, almost all points were identified transecting along roads and tracks at the end of the rainy season and using a GPS tablet with Pleiades/SPOT7 base maps.

  • Frequency:

EO Data

Optical Data Requirements

  • Approximate Start Date of Acquisition: 01/09
  • Approximate End Date of Acquisition: 31/12
  • Spatial resolution: Medium resolution (20-60m)High resolution (5-20m)Very high resolution (below 5m)
  • temporal_frequency: WeeklyBiweeklyMonthly
  • Level of Expertise: Intermediate
  • Latency of Data Delivery: 2-5 days
  • Challanges:
  • SAR Data Requirements

    Passive Microwave Data Requirements

    Thermal Data Requirements


    Documents and Files

    Links to paper

    Project Reports

    Study Team

    Team Leader

  • Name: Raffaele Gaetano
  • Affiliation: Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement
  • Affiliation Webpage: https://www.cirad.fr
  • Position:
  • Email: raffaele.gaetano@cirad.fr
  • Personal Webpage:
  • Phone number:
  • Postal Address:
  • Other Team Members

  • Name: Agnès Bégué
  • Affiliation: Maison de la Télédétection
  • Affiliation Webpage: https://www.teledetection.fr/
  • Position:
  • Email: agnes.begue@teledetection.fr
  • Personal Webpage:
  • Role: Member