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Trisasongko B.H.,Bogor Agricultural University | Panuju D.R.,Bogor Agricultural University | Harimurti,State Ministry of Environment | Ramly A.F.,State Ministry of Environment | Subroto H.,State Ministry of Environment
International Journal of Technology | Year: 2016

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. © IJTech 2016.

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