Mapping Mekong River Basin land cover to support food production

Perera, Kithsiri and Herath, Srikantha and Tateishi, Ryutaro (2013) Mapping Mekong River Basin land cover to support food production. In: 55th Autumn Conference of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan, 21-22 Nov 2013, Fukushima, Japan.

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The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) where rice cultivation is dominant is one of the very important agro-based regions of the world. Over 60 million people are extensively engage in agriculture and freshwater fishing activates in LMB. But, due to the population increase, heavy commercialization of rice crop, environmental degradation of the river basin, and floods and drought, food production of LMB is facing a threat which even affects the global market. If these risk factors are spatially mapped, a GIS, based on detail land cover mapping can be used to estimate potential risks in food production. This study initially investigates the value of the detailed land cover data of LMB in assessing fluctuations in food production.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This paper was orally presented to the autumn conference of Japan Society of Remote Sensing, in Fukushima, Japan. Page number was limited to 2, to avoid extra payments for printing. No indication of copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 11:28
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 04:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: ower Mekong Basin, land cover map, rice cultivation, food production
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified

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