Since 1998, CropWatch has served as China’s leading crop monitoring system. The CropWatch research team, part of theInstitute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, assesses national and global crop production and related information using remote sensing and ground-based indicators. Each quarter, the group’s findings are published in the CropWatch bulletin, which is issued in both English and Chinese.
CropWatch is one of the participants in the GEO/GEOSS Global Agricultural Monitoring (GeoGLAM) initiative set up by the G20 to improve access to global information about the worldwide availability of major cereals and soybean.
Overall direction for the CropWatch team is provided by Professor Bingfang Wu, Division Head of Digital Agriculture of RADI. The team currently consists of Sheng Chang, Bo Chen, Xueliang Feng, René Gommes, Jiratiwan Kruasilp, Zhongyuan Li, Nana Yan, Hongwei Zeng, Miao Zhang, Ning Zhang, Yang Zheng, and Wentao Zou.