Current policy measures to promote sustainability of agriculture are based on the will to maintain rural heritage, to protect the natural environment used for production and to guarantee the long term viability of the countryside. In this framework, there is an urgent need for an improved and more regular monitoring of the status of agriculture. Policy relevant agri-environmental indicators are considered as promising tools to achieve these goals. This project aims at setting up an expert and information system for Direction Générale de l’Agriculture (Ministry of Région Wallonne) that brings together knowledge and information from a variety of scattered sources for the evaluation of crop and agri-environmental status in nearly real time at parcel level. All crop and agri-environmental indicators developed in this project will use RS-derived information.
agriculture, rural landscape, monitoring by remote sensing, walloon region, icas
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created:2011-12-14 14:18:59 UTC, source:cref