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.
|Title||Remote sensing of global croplands for food security|
|Authors||Prasad S. Thenkabail, Chandrashekhar M. Biradar, Hugh Turral, John G. Lyon|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Western Geographic Science Center|