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Synthesis of Literature and Framework – Research on Improving Methods for Estimating Crop Area, Yield and Production under Mixed, Repeated and Continuous Cropping

This technical report focuses on methodologies used for estimation of a crop area and crop yield under mixed and continuous cropping. It provides a review of the literature on methodologies used for estimation of crop area and crop yield in developed and developing countries. The report begins with descriptions of relevant concepts and definitions and follows with descriptions of various methods used for estimation of crop area and crop yield along with their positive and negative attributes. Also in the report, gold standard methods of crop area and crop yield estimation are identified and various methods are compared against those gold standards and country experiences with regard to crop area and crop yield estimation are discussed. The potential of a small area estimation technique to provide reliable estimates of crop area and crop yield in cases of small sample size is also described in detail along with some applications. Based on a critical review of the literature, some relevant issues are highlighted and recommendations are made.


Author/Source
GSARS
Year
2016
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