• International Journal of Technology (IJTech)
  • Vol 7, No 1 (2016)

Rapid Assessment of Agriculture Vulnerability to Drought using GIS

Bambang H. Trisasongko, Dyah R. Panuju, Harimurti , Adi F. Ramly, Heru Subroto

Corresponding email: trisasongko@live.it

Published at : 30 Jan 2016
Volume : IJtech Vol 7, No 1 (2016)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v7i1.303

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Trisasongko, B.H., Panuju, D.R., Harimurti., Ramly, A.F., Subroto, H., 2016. Rapid Assessment of Agriculture Vulnerability to Drought using GIS. International Journal of Technology. Volume 7(1), pp. 114-122

Bambang H. Trisasongko Department of Soil Science and Land Resources, Bogor Agricultural University, Jalan Meranti, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
Dyah R. Panuju Department of Soil Science and Land Resources, Bogor Agricultural University, Jalan Meranti, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
Harimurti State Ministry of Environment, Jakarta. Indonesia
Adi F. Ramly State Ministry of Environment, Jakarta. Indonesia
Heru Subroto State Ministry of Environment, Jakarta. Indonesia
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Food production, particularly rice, has been one of the major concerns in Indonesia. Primary threats to production include agricultural land conversion and climate change. In this paper, a GIS-based approach is presented to assess agricultural drought. This approach was developed using the water balance technique, which accounts for spatial population data. We found that agricultural fields in the Upper Bengawan Solo basin were fairly vulnerable to drought, mainly due to expanding Surakarta (Solo) city.

Agriculture vulnerability, Drought, GIS, Java, Rice


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