Impact of agriculture commodity production on deforestation and ecosystem health and sustainability

Commodity sectors (palm oil, soybean and beef) have an important role in food security, energy supply and economic development, but also have significant environmental and social impacts. Information from Earth Observation is very well suited to help assess and reduce risks associated with the environmental and social impact of commodity (palm oil, soy, beef etc.) production. 

Agriculture commodity production risk monitoring service

Satellite Earth Observation (EO) is a powerful technique for continuously assessing the status and changes of agricultural production and environmental conditions on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. It provides historical to current global data and can rapidly reveal where change has happened in a consistent and repeatable manner.

Information from Earth Observation is therefore very well suited to help assess and reduce risks associated with the environmental and social impact of commodity (palm oil, soy, beef etc.) production. This includes land titling, the location and extent of industrial and smallholder production areas versus other land use, in particular vulnerable ecosystems (peatlands, wetlands, natural grassland), trends and patterns of deforestation and ecosystem loss and degradation.

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