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Agriculture and food availability -- remote sensing of agriculture for food security monitoring in the developing world

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Abstract

For one-sixth of the world’s population - roughly 1 billion children, women and men - growing, buying or receiving adequate, affordable food to eat is a daily uncertainty. The World Monetary Fund reports that food prices worldwide increased 43 percent in 2007-2008, and unpredictable growing conditions make subsistence farming, on which many depend, a risky business. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are part of a network of both private and government institutions that monitor food security in many of the poorest nations in the world.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Agriculture and food availability -- remote sensing of agriculture for food security monitoring in the developing world
Series title:
Earthzine
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
IEEE
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
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