Remote sensing of global croplands for food security: Way forward: Chapter 20

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Edited by: Prasad S. ThenkabailChandrashekhar M. BiradarHugh Turral, and John G. Lyon

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Abstract

This book opens a new pathway for global mapping that is focused on a specific land use theme, such as irrigated or rain-fed croplands and classes within these themes. Since croplands use most of the water consumed by humans, specific knowledge of irrigated and rain-fed croplands will be critical for precise estimates of water use. At present and in the coming decades, irrigated and rain-fed cropland area mapping is crucial for food security studies. Throughout this book, various subjects pertaining to global croplands are discussed comprehensively.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Remote sensing of global croplands for food security: Way forward: Chapter 20
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 6 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Remote sensing of global croplands for food security
First page 461
Last page 466