System Implementation and Capacity Building for Satellite Based Agricultural Monitoring and Crop Statistics in Kenya

SBAM project deals with a Italian-Kenyan initiative aiming at exploiting the combined use of optical and radar satellite data to retrieve bio-physical characteristics of crops.

The synergistic use of high resolution radar and multispectral optical data (considering the lack of satellite hyperspectral data until 2017) will be exploited for:

  • developing a validated methods for the satellite based estimate and update of the agricultural areas in the region of Central-Africa; 
  • developing methods and products allowing the assessment of the crops status in test areas (Kenya) by combining ground and satellite data; 
  • implementing an automated process chain capable to periodically provide agricultural land cover maps of the area of interest and possible an estimate of the crop yield.
Project duration: 3 years