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Remote Sensing of Agriculture and Land Cover/Land Use Changes in South and Southeast Asian Countries


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  • Provides latest algorithms, tools and techniques in remote sensing

  • An in-depth focus on remote sensing on agriculture in South/Southeast Asian countries

  • Offers methodologies to aid the development of operating tools for crop mapping and monitoring

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Table of contents (34 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Agricultural Information Needs and Research Priorities for Remote Sensing in South and Southeast Asian Countries

    • Krishna Prasad Vadrevu, Thuy Le Toan, Shibendu Shankar Ray, Chris Justice
    Pages 1-29
  3. International, Regional and National Programs in Agriculture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31
    2. The NASA Harvest Program on Agriculture and Food Security

      • Inbal Becker-Reshef, Varaprasad Bandaru, Brian Barker, Sylvain Coutu, Jillian M. Deines, Bradley Doorn et al.
      Pages 53-80
    3. Asia-RiCE: Collaborative Framework for Rice Crop Management in Asia

      • Shinichi Sobue, Lal Samarakoon, Matthew Steventon, Kei Oyoshi, Thuy Le Toan
      Pages 81-89
    4. Rice Growth Outlook Using Satellite-Based Information in Southeast Asia

      • Kei Oyoshi, Shinichi Sobue, Shoji Kimura
      Pages 91-104
    5. RIICE: The Service and Its Operational Use

      • Francesco Holecz, Tri Deri Setiyono, Massimo Barbieri, Francesco Collivignarelli, Luca Gatti, Michael Anthony et al.
      Pages 105-131
    6. The Philippine Rice Information System (PRiSM): An Operational Monitoring and Information System on Rice

      • Mary Rose Mabalay, Jeny Raviz, Elmer Alosnos, Massimo Barbieri, Emma Quicho, Jesiree Elena Ann Bibar et al.
      Pages 133-150
  4. Crop Mapping, Monitoring, Yield and Water Resources

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161
    2. Varietal Discrimination, Acreage Estimation and Yield Prediction of Basmati Aromatic Rice in North-Western India Using Satellite Data

      • Dharmesh Verma, A. N. Singh, Manik H. Kalubarme, G. P. Saroha, Ritesh Sharma, Brajendra
      Pages 163-186
    3. Mapping Smallholder Yields Using Planet and Sentinel-2 Satellite Data

      • Meha Jain, Weiqi Zhou, Ambica Paliwal
      Pages 187-199
    4. A Data-Analytical Way of Estimating Rice Crop Yield: Economic and Water Related Causative Factors

      • Nilabja Ghosh, M. Rajeshwor, Alka Singh, Satarupa Chakravarty
      Pages 201-215
    5. Rice Monitoring in Southeast Asia Using Earth Observation Satellite Data

      • Kei Oyoshi, Lal Samarakoon, Shin-chi Sobue, Sotheavy Meas, Men Sothy, Shoji Kimura et al.
      Pages 217-233
    6. Crop LAI and Biomass Estimation from Different Polarization Modes of Simulated NISAR Data

      • Dipankar Mandal, Vineet Kumar, Avik Bhattacharya, Y. S. Rao
      Pages 235-249
    7. Pixel-Based Evaluation of Rice Production and Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Mekong Delta Integrating SAR Data and Ground Observations

      • Hironori Arai, Wataru Takeuchi, Kei Oyoshi, Lam Dao Nguyen, Tamon Fumoto, Kazuyuki Inubushi et al.
      Pages 251-266
    8. The Utilization of Satellite Data to Support Wet Season Rice Production Policy in Thailand: A Review of Practices and Opportunities

      • Chitnucha Buddhaboon, Panu Nueangjumnong, Thewin Kaeomuangmoon, Attachai Jintrawet
      Pages 267-276
    9. Rice Growth Stage Monitoring and Yield Estimation in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta Using Multi-temporal Sentinel-1 Data

      • Phung Hoang-Phi, Nguyen Lam-Dao, Vu Nguyen-Van-Anh, Thanh Nguyen-Kim, Thuy Le Toan, Tien Pham-Duy
      Pages 297-307

About this book

This book sheds new light on the remote sensing of agriculture in South/Southeast Asian (S/SEA) countries. S/SEA countries are growing rapidly in terms of population, industrialization, and urbanization. One of the critical challenges in the region is food security. In S/SEA, although total food production and productivity have increased in previous decades, in recent years, the growth rate of food production has slowed down, mostly due to land use change, market forces and policy interventions. Further, the weather and climate systems in the region driven primarily by monsoon variability are resulting in droughts or flooding, impacting agricultural production. Therefore, monitoring crops, including agricultural land cover changes at regular intervals, is essential to predict and prepare for disruptions in the food supply in the S/SEA countries.

The current book captures the latest research on the remote sensing of agricultural land cover/ land use changes, including mapping and monitoring crops, crop yields, biophysical parameter retrievals, multi-source data fusion for agricultural applications, and chapters on decision making and early warning systems for food security. The authors of this book are international experts in the field, and their contributions highlight the use of remote sensing and geospatial technologies for agricultural research and applications in South/Southeast Asia.


  • Agricultural land use/cover changes
  • Biophysical parameter retrievals
  • Crop mapping/monitoring
  • Crop yield prediction
  • Remote sensing of agriculture
  • Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry

Editors and Affiliations

  • Remote Sensing Scientist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Hunstville, Alabama, USA, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

    Krishna Prasad Vadrevu

  • Scientist, Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphere (CESBIO), Toulouse, France

    Thuy Le Toan

  • Scientist, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, New Delhi, India

    Shibendu Shankar Ray

  • Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

    Chris Justice

About the editors

Dr. Krishna Vadrevu is the Deputy Program Manager for the Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program at the Earth Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate. He is also leading the South/Southeast Research Initiative (, a regional initiative of the NASA LCLUC program. He has more than 20 years of research experience in satellite remote sensing. Dr. Vadrevu gained his Ph.D. in 2000 while working at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India. He worked with the interdisciplinary team of agricultural scientists at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), the Ohio State University, USA, on remote sensing of agroecosystems and organic farming field experiments (2001-2010). He then focused on various LCLUC projects, including vegetation fires in developing countries at the University of Maryland, College Park (2010-2016). He joined NASA in 2016. Dr. Vadrevu served as PI and Co-I on projects funded by NASA, USDA, and NSF on LCLUC, biomass burning/greenhouse gas emissions, land-atmospheric interactions, agricultural carbon cycling, and ecosystem sustainability. He has more than a hundred publications in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Dr. Thuy Le Toan is the Head of the research team in Remote Sensing in the Center for the Study of the Biosphere from Space (CESBio), a joint research Centre of the University of Toulouse, the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), and the National Center of Spatial Studies (CNES), France.  Her current interest is on the use of Radar Earth Observation data to monitor terrestrial ecosystems, focusing on their role in the carbon budget and climate change, particularly in the tropics. She is P.I. of the ESA Biomass mission and currently Co-chair of the Biomass Mission Advisory Group. Moreover, she has been co-lead of the Asia-Rice Initiative. Also, she is currently involved in projects on forest biomass and rice agriculture and the effects of climate change on these ecosystems. She has supervised numerous Ph.D. students and post-doc researchers at the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, and international collaboration in Europe, the U.S., and Asia. In addition, she has been lecturing and conducting training courses on SAR Remote Sensing at Universities and Research organizations in Europe, South America, and many countries in Asia.

Dr. Shibendu Shankar Ray was the Director of the Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, India. He worked for more than 20 years in the Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Remote Sensing Applications in Agriculture. He led a team of scientists and researchers on various national-level operational agricultural applications, including Crop Forecasting, Drought Assessment, Crop Insurance, Horticultural Assessment and Development, and Crop Intensification. His sudden demise on May 04th, 2021, extremely saddened us. Although he was a co-Editor in this book project, unfortunately, he couldn't see the project to fruition.

Dr. Christopher Justice is a Professor at the Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He has 40 years of research experience in remote sensing. His current research is on land cover and land-use change and global agricultural monitoring using remote sensing. He is the Chief Scientist for NASA HARVEST, NASA's Applied Sciences program on agricultural monitoring. He serves as Project Scientist for the NASA LCLUC Program, the Land Discipline Lead for the NASA MODIS, and the Suomi-NPP VIIRS Science Team. In addition, he is the Co-Chair of the international GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM), and Chair of the international Global Observations of Forest and Land Use Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) program.

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Buying options

USD 189.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-92365-5
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  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)