3.2 Country analyses
This section presents CropWatch analyses for each of 42 key countries (China is addressed in Chapter 4). The maps and graphs refer to crop growing areas only: (a) Phenology of major crops; (b) Crop condition development based on NDVI over crop areas at national scale, comparing the October 2019 - January 2020 period to the previous season and the five-year average (5YA) and maximum; (c) Maximum vegetation condition index over arable land (VCI) for October 2019 - January 2020 by pixel; (d) Spatial NDVI patterns up to October 2019 - January 2020 according to local cropping patterns and compared to the 5YA; and (e) NDVI profiles associated with the spatial pattern under (d). Next, separate graphs (labeled as figures (f), (g), and subsequent letters) are included to illustrate crop condition development graphs based on NDVI average over crop areas for different agroecological zones (AEZ) within a country, again comparing the October 2019 - January 2020 period to the previous season and the five-year average (5YA) and maximum.
Refer to Annex A for additional information about indicator values by country. Country agricultural profiles are posted on www.cropwatch.com.cn/htm/en/bullAction!showBulletin.action
Figures 3.5 - 3.45; Crop condition for individual countries ([AFG] Afghanistan to [ZMB] Zambia) including agroecological zones (AEZ) from October 2019 - January 2020.