IASS Webinar 18: Spatial Sampling and geospatial information for monitoring agriculture

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Date(s) - 29/06/2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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All are invited to the webinar, organised by the International Association for Survey Statisticians.


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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. There will be time for questions. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the IASS and ISI web site. See below for the abstract and biography of the speakers.


Webinar Abstract


In the next decades, agricultural productivity will need to increase considerably to feed future generations. However, some intensification approaches may have an impact on land degradation, ecosystems, biodiversity, pollution, CO2 emissions and so on. The trade-off between agriculture and environment is a critical issue for policy makers charged with managing both the food supply and the sustainable use of the land. Reliable data are crucial for developing effective policies and for evaluating their impact. Due to technological development, in the last decades, different kinds of geospatial data have become easily accessible at decreasing prices and have started to be an important support to agricultural monitoring. In this talk, we focus on the main methodological aspects behind the use of geospatial technology for agricultural monitoring and for producing reliable and timely agricultural statistics. Particular attention is devoted to the main types of agricultural probability sample surveys based on area sampling frames and corresponding estimation. The use of remote sensing data at the design level (area frame construction and stratification) as well as at the estimator level is also analysed.



Elisabetta Carfagna


Gianrico Di Fonzo (a PhD student at La Sapienza University)


Giovanna Jona-Lasinio (Full Professor at University of Rome “La Sapienza”)