Since 1998, CropWatch has served as China’s leading crop monitoring system. The CropWatch research team, part of theInstitute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, assesses national and global crop production and related information using remote sensing and ground-based indicators. Each quarter, the group’s findings are published in the CropWatch bulletin, which is issued in both English and Chinese.

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CropWatch is one of the participants in the GEO/GEOSS Global Agricultural Monitoring (GeoGLAM) initiative set up by the G20 to improve access to global information about the worldwide availability of major cereals and soybean.

CropWatch Team

Overall direction for the CropWatch team is provided by Professor Bingfang Wu, Division Head of Digital Agriculture of RADI. The team currently consists of Diego de Abelleyra (Argentina), Awetahegn Niguse Beyene(Ethiopia), Jose Bofana (Mozambique), Ganbat Bavuudorj(Mongolia), Sheng Chang, Abdelrazek Elnashar (Egypt), Yicheng Cai, Li Fu, Zhijun Fu, Wenwen Gao, René Gommes (Belgium), Zhongyuan Li, Wenjun Liu, Yuming Lu,Linghua Meng, Zonghan Ma, Elijah Phiri (Zambia), Elena Proudnikova (Russia), Mohsen N. Ramadan (Egypt), Rukundo Emmanuel(Rwanda), Igor Savin (Russia), Urs Christoph Schulthess (CIMMYT, Netherlands), Binfeng Sun, Shengtao Su, Meng Tang, Fuyou Tian, Battestseg Tuvdendorj (Mongolia), Huanfang Wang, Linjiang Wang, Yuandong Wang, Zhengdong Wang, Bingfang Wu, Qiang Xing, Jie Xiong, Jiaming Xu, Nana Yan, Shanlian Yang, Hongwei Zeng, Miao Zhang, Dan Zhao, Hang Zhao, Xinfeng Zhao, Liang Zhu, Weiwei Zhu, Xiwang Zhang and Qifeng Zhuang

This bulletin is the research result of the CropWatch research team of the Institute of Aerospace Information Innovation (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences

The bulletin is a product of the CropWatch research team at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences. The findings and analyses described in this bulletin do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute or the Academy; the CropWatch team also does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work. RADI and CAS are not responsible for any losses as a result of the use of this data. The boundaries used for the maps are the GAUL boundaries (Global Administrative Unit Layers) maintained by FAO; where applicable official Chinese boundaries have been used. The boundaries and markings on the maps do not imply a formal endorsement or opinion by any of the entities involved with this bulletin.