Remote sensing of global croplands for food security

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Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water resources in a changing climate have created a crisis like situation in global food security. Decision makers in these situations need accurate information based on science. Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security provides a comprehensive knowledge base in use of satellite sensor-based maps and statistics that can be used to develop strategies for croplands (irrigated and rainfed) and their water use for food security.
Publication type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Title Remote sensing of global croplands for food security
ISBN 978-1-4200-9009-3
DOI 10.1201/9781420090109
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher CRC Press
Publisher location Boca Raton, FL
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description xxxi, 476 p.
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