2.0 Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

The GEOGLAM Crop Monitors currently cover over 90% of the world’s croplands, which is divided into two main global crop condition monitors along with several regional and national monitors. In some cases, a country may be apart of more than one group of users due to the focus of each group.

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Current coverage of the GEOGLAM Crop Monitors

Crop Monitor for AMIS:

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Current Crop Monitor for AMIS

The Crop Monitor for the G20 Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) provides a public good of open, timely, science-driven information on crop conditions in support of market transparency. As such, it forces on the major producing and trading countries for the four primary crops monitored by AMIS (wheat, maize, rice, and soybean). These countries consist of the G-20 member states along with seven additional countries that are major producers, exporters, and importers of the four agricultural commodities. Together these countries are responsible for between 80 – 90 percent of global production.

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Percent of global production from AMIS countries vs Non-AMIS countries based 5-year average (2015-2019). Data source: USDA PSD Online.

Crop Monitor for Early Warning:
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Current Crop Monitor for Early Warning countries along with future expansion countries

Building upon the existing Crop Monitor for AMIS, the Crop Monitor for Early Warning (CM4EW) provides monthly international consensus assessment of crop conditions in countries at risk of food insecurity. It uses EO data together with meteorological information, field observations and ground reports to fill information gaps related to food security at the global scale, thereby addressing the need for more complete and reliable information for countries at risk of food insecurity. In this context, the CM4EW serves to reduce uncertainty and strengthen decision support by providing actionable information, on a monthly basis, to national, regional and international agencies concerned with food security, through timely consensus assessment of crop conditions.

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Countries currently expected to require external food assistance as classified by FAO GIEWS Crop Prospects and Food Situation quarterly global report (December 2019).

National & Regional Crop Monitors:
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Current regional and national Crop Monitors

Building on the success of the global Crop Monitors, GEOGLAM began working with mandated national agencies responsible for food security policy and response programs. The result has been several examples of co-developed Crop Monitors at the national and regional levels.

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Example national food security bulletins using the GEOGLAM Crop Monitor methods for monitoring crops