Forecasting Agricultural output using Space, Agro-meteorology and Land based observations (FASAL)

Forecasting Agricultural output using Space, Agro-meteorology and Land based observations (FASAL)

Well-planned programmes for crop acreage and production forecasts like Crop Acreage and Production Estimation (CAPE) and Forecasting Agricultural Output using Space, Agro-meteorology and Land-based Observations (FASAL) culminated in the establishment of a dedicated Mahalanobis National Crop Forecasting Centre (MNCFC) by Ministry of Agriculture (GoI), for crop inventorying and drought assessment. Crops covered are rice, wheat, cotton, mustard, sugarcane, etc.