World Bank launches farmland satellite monitoring pilot project
14.01.2019 22:31 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
The World Bank has completed the first part of an agricultural land satellite monitoring pilot project within Lviv, Kyiv, and Mykolaiv regions; the project has been implemented by the EOS company (US), Interfax-Ukraine says referring to EOS report.
«The project was launched within May 2018 as part of the five-year World Bank program to improve the transparency and efficiency of land asset management in Ukraine - Land Transparency. At the end of December, we submitted a report on the first part of the project. The project will continue, but in what format it is still unknown,» Natalia Borotkanych, EOS Project Coordinator, admits.
As to the report, EOS, based on the space monitoring data, has conducted an analysis of the land cover of the earth. This allowed creating maps of agricultural crops, determining the exact boundaries of fields, as well as defining all the main types of land on the territory of the three regions within 201618.
As to EOS, the space monitoring allows to accurately assess the area under crops, monitor the condition of plants at all phases of growth, predict early harvest and control agricultural operations.