Project period: February 2012 – December 2019
Remote-sensing based Information and Insurance in Emerging Economies (RIICE)
To ease vulnerability of smallholder rice farmers affected from extreme weather conditions, tackle crop failure and pave the way for sustainable agriculture and food security in the region. The increased information on rice growth areas and expected yields also helps governments, agricultural intermediaries, traders and relief organizations in better managing domestic rice production and distribution.
Areas of Implementation
Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand
As the entire region is struggling with extreme weather conditions like floods, typhoons and droughts, which can destroy the harvest of the rice farmers, RIICE was found to help manage implementation of crop insurances and help governments to better plan for food crises through crop monitoring.
RIICE has been collecting satellite-based data for land under rice cultivation in selected countries in ASEAN and India. Real-time monitoring and forecasting enables government authorities to take action and implement emergency measures long before harvests fail. The data collected is also used by insurance systems to make crop insurance more efficient and payouts more transparent.
- Reports and Guideline