Regional Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)

Regional Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)

The NDVI is an agricultural monitoring indicator that provides numerical analysis of the health and content of live vegetation based on measuring the intensity of visible and near-infrared light reflected by the land surface through remotely sensed satellite imagery.

This type of targeted analysis is particularly useful in providing objective, non-political and timely production estimates based on observing historical relationships between NDVI and crop yield/failure. Analyses of this nature have a significant impact on food security decision-making by providing context for strategic programming for the preparation and delivery of aid, in advance, to ensure all those facing food insecurity in the coming months can be catered for appropriately

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