Remote Sensing-Base Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging Economies

Rice is one of the most widely grown crops in the world, and it is by far the most important food crop for the poor: more than 3.5 billion people depend on it worldwide. 90% – or about 140 million hectares – of the world’s rice is produced and consumed in Asia. In most Asian countries, rice availability is equated with food security and closely connected to political stability.