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

January 1, 2010

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2010
Title Agriculture and food availability -- remote sensing of agriculture for food security monitoring in the developing world
Authors Michael E. Budde, James Rowland, Christopher C. Funk
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earthzine
Index ID 70042397
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center