Usability of the Database

How can YOU use the Global Vegetation Database 3.0?

Farming cooperations
Information and decision support systems enable farmers to predict yields. They are able to improve their income by measuring the exact needs for the crops and irrigation advise.
Water management of the region (monitoring), early warning of drought and floods (monitoring), operational support with the water supply in the region.
Non-profit organizations can help by monitoring the crops and warn for drought or rain. They are able to support farmers or governments with objective data.


Government agencies
Monitor or manage the ecosystems in their territory e.g. efficient use of their natural resources and monitor the uptake of carbon dioxide. They can also modernize irrigation schemes.
Environmental agencies
These organizations will benefit from the measuring of carbon emissions in different lands. They can also improve water management and reporting will be more accurate.
Insurance companies
Weather insurances can be improved (e.g. compensation to the effect of local weather circumstances as drought). They will benefit from historic information about yields and yield predictions.


Local communities
Information and decision support systems enable them to use water more efficient, increase yield and income while contributing to a better environment.
By predicting the yield per week or per region, the market prices for e.g. sugarcanes, rice and cotton will be more stable. And more information about the yield per region means more insight in future prices.
Financial sector
More insight in the actual yield per week or per field and predictions can attract investors. By seeing the performance of the crop, they might be interested for a longer period of time.