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Agroforestry For Climate Risk Management: Effectiveness of Windbreaks In Reducing Crop Loss In Midwest, USA

The primary goal of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of windbreaks in reducing wind-related crop loss at a regional level. Using data from remote sensing, crop insurance, and weather, the project aims to develop county-level model to assess windbreak effectiveness in reducing crop loss using econometric and machine learning techniques. Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota as our study area as they have the highest concentration of windbreaks in the country. We selected corn, wheat, soybean, and sunflower as they reported major wind-related loss.

Multi-institutional
January 15, 2022
– January 14, 2025

Project Details

Funded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) via University of Missouri at Columbia

(External Funding)

Administrative Unit

Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE)

Research Theme

Project Team Members

Bhuwan Thapa

Assistant Professor

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