Area Sampling Frame for Agriculture Monitoring
AgriSense Africa is designing a pilot Area Frame, for Kilosa district in Morogoro region for agriculture monitoring for food security and crop statistics generation. Area sampling frames establish representative sample segments for field data collection using probability sampling techniques minimizing errors common in surveys and censuses that require extensive field work. The field data collection is more precise and better controlled, providing information that is credible, accurate and timely at a reduced cost. The area frame is based on very high resolution satellite imagery of the WordView-2 and Ikonos satellites provided by DigitalGlobe. Data on crop type, cropped area and production are collected within each sample segment during field campaigns carried out at the end of the growing season. The same area frame lends itself for the collection of other parameters important for food security including household data and data on food storage from previous growing seasons.
- Area Frame Segment in Kilosa district, Morogoro region
- Area Frame Design Workshop at MAFC Dar es Salaam (March 2015)