With the crop monitoring and yield forecasting activities of the AGRI4CAST Action, Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) decision makers in the European Commission’s Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) are provided with timely, independent crop yield forecasts at European and Member State level.
The AGRI4CAST system, also known as the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS), is made by remote sensing and meteorological observations, agro-meteorological modelling
(Crop Growth Monitoring System) and statistical analysis tools.
The results of the yield monitoring activities are synthesized as the
MARS Bulletin, a report published regularly through the European growing season.
background information on AGRI4CAST’s crop monitoring and forecasting activities and information on
research partners and scientific collaborations.
The main activities of the AGRI4CAST Action comprise: