WorldCereal Phase II

Goal and objectives

Starting from December 2023, the WorldCereal team continues for another 3 years on pursuing its ultimate goal: providing an open, user-friendly, cloud-based processing system for global cropland monitoring. 

Building upon the accomplishments of WorldCereal Phase I, the team will now be largely focusing on increasing the adoption of the WorldCereal system by an ever-growing user community. 

Specifically, we are pursuing the following objectives:

  • Converting the WorldCereal prototype system into a full-fledged cloud-based processing system accessible to anyone
  • Making the classification system more generic and customizable, allowing it to be used for any local/regional crop (type) mapping activity
  • Demonstrating the accuracy and use of the WorldCereal classification products in the context of global to regional monitoring of food security
  • Expanding and training the agricultural monitoring community in the use of the WorldCereal system
  • Using the updated WorldCereal system to produce a new and expanded set of season-specific global crop type products


WorldCereal Phase 2

WorldCereal II Advisory Board

WorldCereal project activities will be closely monitored by an Advisory Board, consisting of key stakeholders with a direct interest in the project’s outcomes. The WorldCereal Phase II Advisory Board currently consists of the following organisations:

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): José Rosero Moncayo, Lorenzo De Simone
  • UN World Food Program (WFP): Rogerio Bonifacio 

  • Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM): Sven Gilliams 

  • Joint Research Centre ISPRA: Francesco Collivignarelli 

  • NASA Harvest: Hannah Kerner 

  • Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE): Ieda Del Arco Sanches 

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO): Bimal K. Bhattacharya 

  • CloudFerro: Monika Krzyzanowska 

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)