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Benefits to world agriculture through remote sensingRemote sensing of agricultural land permits crop classification and mensuration which can lead to improved forecasts of production. This technique is particularly important for nations which do not already have an accurate agricultural reporting system. Better forecasts have important economic effects. International grain traders can make better decisions about when to store, buy, and sell. Farmers can make better planting decisions by taking advantage of production estimates for areas out of phase with their own agricultural calendar. World economic benefits will accrue to both buyers and sellers because of increased food supply and price stabilization. This paper reviews the econometric models used to establish this scenario and estimates the dollar value of benefits for world wheat as 200 million dollars annually for the United States and 300 to 400 million dollars annually for the rest of the world.
Document ID
19760063137
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Buffalano, A. C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Kochanowski, P. (Indiana University Bloomington, Ind., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1976
Subject Category
ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER A-76-22
Meeting Information
International Astronautical Congress(Anaheim, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other