The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor
The GEOGLAM Crop Monitor has been mandated together with the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) by the G20 Heads of States through their Cannes Declaration (November 2011) (Figure 1). The aim of the Crop Monitor activity is to improve market information and transparency, to address food price volatility and to increase agricultural production and productivity.
Figure 1: GEOGLAM and AMIS
The objective of the Crop Monitor is to provide AMIS with an international and transparent multi-source, consensus assessment of crop growing conditions and status, and agro-climatic conditions, likely to impact global production. This activity covers the four primary crop types (wheat, maize, rice, and soy) within the main agricultural producing regions of the AMIS countries. Thanks to the involvement of a large number of partners (See table below), these assessments have been produced operationally since September 2013 and are published in the AMIS Market Monitor Bulletin (Figure 2). The Crop Monitor reports provide cartographic and textual summaries of crop conditions (according to crop type) as of the 28th of each month (Figure 3).
For more information as well as copies of full reports, proceed to www.geoglam-crop-monitor.org
Table 1: A list of GEOGLAM partner agencies engaged in the Crop Monitor activity.
Figure 2: AMIS Market Monitor Bulletin from September 2013.
Figure 3. Cartographic representation of the condition of Maize, Wheat, Soybean, and Rice, for the month of April 2014.