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GIS in Agriculture.com

A compilation of a few of the sites providing GIS applications in the field of agriculture is listed below. Further details about the availability and accessibility of the data can be obtained by visiting the sites.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture – Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service proposed for the implementation of global Agriculture Database Decision Support (ADDS). ADDS databases are valuable resources for producers, educators, consultants, service providers, the media and others. www.reeusda.gov/agsys/adds/ashspapr.htm 
  • Field research for crop and soil management system has evolved with the availability of powerful technology which has provided new ways to measure and manage variability within production field which can be conveniently and accurately measured and documented with GPS coordinates. www.arcdataonline.com/industries/agriculture/farmers.html 
  • GIS software can help to integrate the data and can be used as a tool in a variety of precision agriculture applications. Here, one can find how GIS can helps to record and analyse agronomy variables, obtain information on crops and soils and also in making decisions on where to apply chemicals or pesticides. www.arcdataonline.com/industries/agriculture/ag_production.html 
  • Precision farming technologies
    1. It includes collection and mapping of spatial data on crop yields and soil properties. Controlling and recording the applications to various inputs also have direct link with remote sensing www.pioneer.com/usa/technology/remotesum.htm 
    2. The economic realities of the global agriculture industry have pushed farmers to find ways to increase the yield from existing lands. The key to achieving such results is precision farming. www.esri.com/industries/agriculture/agriculture.html 
  • One can find the technology of remote sensing in the field of agriculture. Almost all of the applications of remote sensing to agriculture have been based on observing crops in distinct areas of electromagnetic spectrum. www.uswcl.ars.ag.gov/epd/remsen/rsagintr.htm 
  • For the GIS applications in the agricultural field such as managing crop yields, monitoring crop rotation techniques, and projecting soil loss for individual farms or entire agriculture region, one can have a look. www.esri.com/library/gis/agri/agri1.html 
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
    1. This is an overview of vulnerability analysis and mapping prepared by WFP. Vulnerability is an important concept in food security. https://www.wfp.it/vam_documents/va/va99/html/Overview.html 
    2. This paper explains that how one can differentiate the need for food aid between populations and areas by making the Vulnerability map. www.wfp.it/vam-documents/va/va96/html/mapguide.htm 
    3. WFP-India has initiated Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) of food and nutrition in five priority states of India, viz., Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa. The first phase, i.e., data collection and mapping for the state of Rajasthan is currently under progress. www.wfp.it/vam_documents/asia/india/va99/html/note_maps.htm 
  • International Food and Policy Research Institute has prepared a 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture and the Environment which is an international initiative to identify solutions for meeting future world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment. This report carry the projected figures of the food production, food demand, population, malnourished people etc. upto year 2020, it also depicts how one can meet the future food demand. This is a good report for the decision makers, consultants and others. www.cgiar.org/ifpri/2020/briefs/2br37.htm