Year 2020, Volume 7 , Issue 2, Pages 172 - 183 2020-08-15

Investigating the Reliability of Irrigated Area Coverages from Fragmented Lands: The case of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.

Filmon Tquabo GEBREMARİAM [1] , Solomon HABTU [2] , Yemane ADANE [3] , Tesfa-alem GEBREEGZİABHER [4] , Negasi SOLOMON [5] , Eyasu YAZEW [6]


Consistent and well-timed information regarding the extent of irrigated areas is very important for the development of the agricultural sector. This study investigated the reliability of traditional estimates of irrigated area coverages from three micro-dam irrigation schemes. High resolution Google Earth (GE) and medium resolution satellite imagery coupled with an intensive ground survey were employed to determine irrigation area coverages. Landsat-8 image pre-processing and classification was carried out in ENVI 5.0 software. In comparison to the Landsat-8 based estimates, the traditional method over-estimated 87% of the total 14 cases considered. The level of discrepancies in scheme area coverages range from a minimum of -20% (underestimated) to a maximum of 224%. Besides this, the traditional estimates were ranging from -1.8 to 238% of GE-based estimates. Whereas, the Landsat-8 based estimates slightly overestimated it by 1.8% -16% of GE-based estimates. On the other hand, the traditional estimates tend to underestimate/ignore crops with smaller area coverages and overestimate crops with relatively larger area coverages. The results hinted that the using medium and low resolution satellite imagery could improve the data collection and reporting from irrigated agriculture in developing countries.
Irrigated area, Landsat-8, Remote sensing, ethiopia
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-1076-9644
Author: Filmon Tquabo GEBREMARİAM (Primary Author)
Institution: Mekelle University
Country: Ethiopia


Author: Solomon HABTU
Institution: Department of Land Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Mekelle University
Country: Ethiopia


Author: Yemane ADANE
Institution: Department of Land Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Mekelle University,
Country: Ethiopia


Author: Tesfa-alem GEBREEGZİABHER
Institution: Institute of Water and Environment, Mekelle University,
Country: Ethiopia


Author: Negasi SOLOMON
Institution: Department of Land Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Mekelle University
Country: Ethiopia


Author: Eyasu YAZEW
Institution: Department of Land Resources Management and Environmental Protection, Mekelle University,
Country: Ethiopia


Supporting Institution Mekelle University
Project Number MU/RECURRENTBUDGET/24/2017
Dates

Publication Date : August 15, 2020

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APA Gebremari̇am, F , Habtu, S , Adane, Y , Gebreegzi̇abher, T , Solomon, N , Yazew, E . (2020). Investigating the Reliability of Irrigated Area Coverages from Fragmented Lands: The case of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. . International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics , 7 (2) , 172-183 . DOI: 10.30897/ijegeo.655595
MLA Gebremari̇am, F , Habtu, S , Adane, Y , Gebreegzi̇abher, T , Solomon, N , Yazew, E . "Investigating the Reliability of Irrigated Area Coverages from Fragmented Lands: The case of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia." . International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 7 (2020 ): 172-183 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijegeo/issue/54146/655595>
Chicago Gebremari̇am, F , Habtu, S , Adane, Y , Gebreegzi̇abher, T , Solomon, N , Yazew, E . "Investigating the Reliability of Irrigated Area Coverages from Fragmented Lands: The case of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 7 (2020 ): 172-183
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ISNAD Gebremari̇am, Filmon Tquabo , Habtu, Solomon , Adane, Yemane , Gebreegzi̇abher, Tesfa-alem , Solomon, Negasi , Yazew, Eyasu . "Investigating the Reliability of Irrigated Area Coverages from Fragmented Lands: The case of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 7 / 2 (August 2020): 172-183 . https://doi.org/10.30897/ijegeo.655595
AMA Gebremari̇am F , Habtu S , Adane Y , Gebreegzi̇abher T , Solomon N , Yazew E . Investigating the Reliability of Irrigated Area Coverages from Fragmented Lands: The case of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics. 2020; 7(2): 172-183.
Vancouver Gebremari̇am F , Habtu S , Adane Y , Gebreegzi̇abher T , Solomon N , Yazew E . Investigating the Reliability of Irrigated Area Coverages from Fragmented Lands: The case of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics. 2020; 7(2): 172-183.