Crop Financial Markets

Accurately forecasting crop yields is of great importance to the financial markets. However, since agriculture is a crop-specific industry that is susceptible to local and regional-level environmental factors, sophisticated remote-sensing data acquisition strategies combined with advanced data analytics capabilities are required to tease out crop trends within the local and regional contexts of crop type, climate patterns, natural and man-made disasters, disease, pest and weed infestations, as well as preventive measures applied to mitigate these detrimental effects. Continuous daily monitoring at a global scale with field-level resolution can generate overall market predictions with the spatial-resolution granularity necessary for these predictions to be robust and reliable.