Programme - AGRISAT

13/10/2010 - Agrisat Workshop (Day 1)
09:30-10:00 Registration


10:00-12:30 Session 1: EU Policy framework and (future) challenges
Welcome and introduction to the agenda of the workshop

The need to monitor production of main exporting countries
Agriculture and food security for development
World Food Monitoring
EC Space policy and future developments
J-P. Malingreau
S. Laruelle (Min. Agric., SME's & Science Policy)
B. Buffaria (DG AGRI)
D. Radcliffe (DG-DEV)
R. Bonifacio (WFP)
GMES Bureau
12:30-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-15:00 Session 2: Global perspective on agricultural monitoring and early warning
Keynote: Overview of the current contribution, constraints and  potentialities of EO systems to agricultural monitoring around the world
Agro-ecosystems of the world: diversity of user needs

Recent global agricultural production trends
P. Defourny
C. Justice (GEO)

H. Josserand  (Food Security Consultant)
C. Reynolds (USDA-FAS)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break  
15:30-16:30 Session 3: Data needs and availability
Keynote: Overview of needs, availability and gaps of in situ data, meteorological data and imagery for remote sensing based agricultural monitoring
SPOT-VGT indicators for agricultural applications and continuity
ESA: future and current data availability and access
GMES Bureau
J. Verdin (USGS)

L. Bydekerke (VITO)
S. Pinnock (ESA)
16:30-17:30 Discussion session 2 & 3 P. Defourny, O. Leo, GMES Bureau
14/10/2010 - Agrisat Workshop (Day 2)
09:30-10:15 Session 4: Agricultural mapping (land use change understanding)
Keynote: Global overview of crop mapping and mask at various scales
FEWSNET: Rapid land use / land use change mapping experience 
Agriculture & drought mapping in Russia
US NASS Crop data layer
J. Latham
P. Defourny (UCL)
T. Korme (RCMRD)
I. Savin (IKI)
L. Beard (USDA)
10:15-10:45  Coffee Break  
10:45-12:30 Session 5: Agricultural Statistics
Keynote: Review of best practice in Crop Area Estimation with EO
Agricultural Statistics in Brazil
Estimating crop area in Kenya
L. Bydekerke
J. Gallego (JRC)
J. Rocha (Conab)
J. Agatsiva (DRSRS)
12:30-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-15:00 Session 6: Crop growth monitoring and yield forecasting
Keynote: Overview of the role of remote sensing in crop monitoring / yield forecasting and early warning
Senegal's agricultural monitoring system and its policy impact
Challenges in India for monitoring agriculture
Europe's capacity for monitoring agriculture: MARS evolution & future
G. Genovese
A. Dewitt (Alterra)

G. Beye (CSE)
J. Parihar (ISRO)
B. Baruth (JRC)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break  
15:30-17:30 Conclusions and recommendations
A five minute presentation from each participant.
C. Justice
J. Latham, R. Bonifacio,
G. Genovese, J. Verdin,
J. Masson, I. Alfari,
A. Edwards