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Thanks to the possibility of exploiting ESA (European Space Agency) CAT_01 opportunities, in this project we will try to use, beside the Landsat and Sentinel-2 images (30 m and 20 m spatial resolution, respectively), high resolution RapidEye imagery (5 m spatial resolution) to map the current extent of agricultural areas.

The remote sensing-based agricultural monitoring system developed in the framework of this project will, hopefully, expand and enhance the Kenyan Government's capability to monitor crop conditions and forecast food shortages and famines.

In the present project proposal the GLAM (Global Agricultural Monitoring System, developed by USDA) concept developed for MODIS images will be transferred to OLI/Landsat 8 images and to the Sentinel 2 data (https://sentinel.esa.int/web/sentinel/missions/sentinel-2).