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Stakeholder Meeting in Indonesia,
November 11, 2015

< Last Update: Dec. 21, 2015 >

Summary

  • Venue: Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resources Research and Development (ICALRD), Indonesia

Stakeholder Meeting of Indonesia's prototype was held at ICALRD on November 11, 2015. About 27 participants from 12 organizations including BPPT, BMKG, IAHRI, IAWRI, BB Padi, and PG Rajawali I and II joined the meeting.

Dr. Haris Syahbuddin of ICALRD opened the floor for the meeting. He expressed his appreciation for JAXA and mentioned that analysis of growing condition of paddy field is very important and he expects to grasp rice yield by using remote sensing data. He briefly described the importance of rice information as the country is targeting to be self-sufficient by 2020. Also, maize and soybean are the other crops are the target to increase the production to meet the demand. Information regarding yield and production are going to help national food security and planning and crop status information is useful for optimal management of water and fertilizer, he said. Dr. Lal Samarakoon mentioned that the main purpose of the meeting is to share the prototype results after the completion among many users, potential users as well as to receive suggestion to make the system operationalize.

After introduction of SAFE Overview presented by Dr. Kei Oyoshi of EORC/JAXA, Dr. Rizatus Shofiyati, ICALRD reported the final results and outcome of their SAFE prototyping about rice crop monitoring in Indonesia. She described SAR model development with airborne SAR, rice phrenological stages classification using ALOS-2/PALSAR-2, and rice planted-area and phenology mapping (INAHOR) on cloud computing system and ALOS-2 data distribution system.

Followed by introduction of Asia-RiCE activities from Dr. Kei Ohyoshi, several Indonesian organizations presented their interests. BMKG expressed their expectation for Agro-climate information released by JAXA. Currently BMKG is using field data collected in every 16 days by field officers as national agricultural statistics. While they are concern about the accuracy which need to be increased for policy level acceptance, the 42 days observation period currently available with ALOS-2 need to be improved, they said. BMKG shows interest to find ways to receive JASMIN information to augment their information system. Also, BPPT and BB Padi introduced their activities of rice crop monitoring and showed their requirements. During the discussion with user organization, we shared the importance of frequent observation from SAR sensors to report paddy field growing stage once a month. During the discussion it was said that a report has to be sent to the Minister in every 10 days information the status of crops. PT. PG Rajawali was interested in remote sensing monitoring for sugarcane. There were several questions from sugar industry about the possible usage of the system for sugar case production estimate. Production is related to the bio-mass but the water content of the sugar cane also a deciding factor of the production. It was requested to help them if these parameters can be estimated by SAR data.

Toward the coming SAFE workshop/APRSAF-22, the prototype executor has to be requested to report challenges for operational use, roadmap and expectations for the next step.

One day before the stakeholder meeting, "INAHOR Hands-on Training for ALOS-2 Data" was conducted at the same meeting room in ICALRD, Bogor, Indonesia. Almost 30 people joined the training and they learned how to use INAHOR software to classify paddy area.

Agenda

Time Activity Speaker
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome address and Opening remarks ICALRD
AIT
09:40 - 09:50 Self introduction All participants
09:50 - 10:00 SAFE overview JAXA/EORC
10:00 - 10:30 SAFE prototype Overview and Results - "SAR Technology Application for Paddy Crop Monitoring in Center of Paddy Area, in Indonesia" ICALRD
10:30 - 10:45 Introduction of Related Activities : Asia-RiCE and Japan's Activities JAXA/EORC
10:45 - 11:00 Break  
11:00 - 11:40 Introduction of related activities Related agencies in Indonesia
11:40 - 12:10 Discussion for the Operational and Sustainable use of SAFE Prototyping Results All led by AIT
12:10 - 12:20 Concluding remarks ICALRD
12:20 - 12:30 Group Photo All

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Stakeholder Meeting in Bogor, Indonesia

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Stakeholder Meeting in Bogor, Indonesia

Opening Remarks (Dr. Ir. Haris Syahbuddin, the Head of IAHRI represented Director of ICALRD)

Opening Remarks (Dr. Ir. Haris Syahbuddin, the Head of IAHRI represented Director of ICALRD)

SAFE overview and Introduction of Asia-RiCE (Dr. Kei Oyoshi, SAFE secretariat, EORC, JAXA)

SAFE overview and Introduction of Asia-RiCE (Dr. Kei Oyoshi, SAFE secretariat, EORC, JAXA)

SAFE prototype Overview and Results (Dr. Rizatus Shofiyati, ICALRD)

SAFE prototype Overview and Results (Dr. Rizatus Shofiyati, ICALRD)

Introduction of related activities (Official from BPPT)

Introduction of related activities (Official from BPPT)

Discussions led by Dr. Lal Samarakoon, AIT

Discussions led by Dr. Lal Samarakoon, AIT

Group Photo

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Group Photo

Exchange the Gifts

Exchange the Gifts

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks at INAHOR Hands-on Training (Dr. Ir. Dedi Nursyamsi, M.Agr, Director of ICALRD)

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks at INAHOR Hands-on Training (Dr. Ir. Dedi Nursyamsi, M.Agr, Director of ICALRD)

INAHOR Hands-on Training for ALOS-2 Data

INAHOR Hands-on Training for ALOS-2 Data