Keywords:Asia Rice, AOGEO, APRSAF, SAR, Agromet
The Asia-RiCE initiative (http://www.asia-rice.org) has been organized to enhance rice production estimates through the use of Earth observation satellites data, and seeks to ensure that Asian rice crops are appropriately represented within GEO Global Agriculture Monitoring (GEO-GLAM) to support FAO Agriculture Market Information System (FAO-AMIS). Asia-RiCE is composed of national teams that are actively contributing to the Crop Monitor for AMIS and developing technical demonstrations of rice crop monitoring activities using both Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data (Radarsat-2 from 2013; Sentinel-1 and ALOS-2 from 2015 and extend such activity from a province estimation to national estimation. And also, using GCOM-W, GPM, MODIS, Himawari and other satellites, JAXA provides agro-met information to Asia to support monthly rice crop outlook in cooperation with ASEAN food security information project (AFSIS).
Now, this Asia Rice initiative promote as one of task group (task group 5) activity in Asia Ocean GEO in cooperation
with other task group for water, drought, etc.
This paper reports Asia Rice Crop activity accomplishment in Asia in 2019.