Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Food Security, Sustainability, and Precision Agriculture"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Vegetation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Aitazaz A. Farooque
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Department of Engineering School of Sustainable Design Engineering, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE C1A4P3, Canada
Interests: precision agriculture; sensing and control systems; deep learning; variable rate technologies; environmental sustainability
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Dr. Farhat Abbas
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE C1A4P3, Canada
Interests: to calculate, understand and interpret the effects of climate change on water resources for their efficient use for sustainable agriculture through precision water management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Remote sensing involves the collection and processing of information about an object from a distance. It deals with data collected using electromagnetic radiation emitted by and/or reflected from an object. Since it identifies and collects information without having physical contact with the object, remote sensing refers to data curation through the use of sensors that use different types of electromagnetic radiation. Precision agriculture researchers use remote sensing for acquiring useful data about soil water content, soil salinity, plant evapotranspiration, soil temperature, and crop characteristics. Farmers can observe, measure, and respond to inter- and intra-field variations of soil and crops. Remote sensing helps farmers to estimate their crop yields and make informed decisions for optimal use of crop inputs to maximize the returns from their inputs while conserving resources. In modern-day agriculture, remote sensing is used to reap the benefits of sensors, computers, and decision support systems. Remote sensing uses sensors to receive electromagnetic radiation to be converted into signals that can be recorded and displayed as images and/or digits (numerical data). Computers are then used to process images and numerical data for informed decision-making.

This Special Issue of Remote Sensing will publish content related to i) types of remote sensing systems, ii) elements involved in remote sensing, iii) advanced and basic processes of remote sensing, iv) applications of remote sensing specific to natural resource management, and v) the use of remote sensing in food security, sustainability, or precision agriculture.

Prof. Dr. Aitazaz A. Farooque
Dr. Farhat Abbas
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Satellite ,GIS and GPS
  • drones and UAV
  • image processing
  • advanced ground-truthing
  • sensors and thermal sensors
  • remote sensing and proximal sensing
  • land use and land cover classification
  • soil water sensors and soil sensing
  • vegetation indices and crop sensing
  • remote sensing data analytics with artificial intelligence
  • remote data acquisition, undisturbed sampling, distance data curation
  • spatial resolution, spectral resolution, radiometric resolution, and temporal resolution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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