17 February 2014, Vientiane, Lao PDR
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and ASEAN Food Security Information System (AFSIS) and in collaboration with the Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Development Association (SAEDA), is organizing an Expert Meeting on Crop Monitoring for Improved Food Security as a side event prior to the 25th APCAS in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
The objective of the Expert Meeting is to share best practices and experiences in the region in estimation of crop area and yields. The meeting will focus on three themes: (1) Estimation of land cover, land use and crop area, (2) Crop yield monitoring and forecasting, and (3) Crop yield estimation using probability surveys and objective measurements.
Participants of the meeting will be experts from international organizations like ADB, AFSIS, ASEAN, IRRI and JAXA. Individual experts from Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, and Thailand are also expected to participate. A total of about 30 experts are expected to take part in the event.