Pakistan Agriculture Information System
Apr/Jun 2016


E-learning courses on agriculture monitoring and statistics, and environment impact assessment

E-learning courses on agriculture monitoring and statistics

The project Agriculture Information System is supporting the development of three curricula and e-learning materials on geospatial technologies for agriculture statistics, monitoring and environment impact assessment. FAO and the University of Bologna, Italy have signed a letter of agreement to define and develop the content in collaboration with the Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, University of Punjab and SUPARCO (Pakistan) and the ITC University of Twente (Netherlands). more..


LC Atlas of KP and FATA, Pakistan

Land Cover Atlas of Pakistan: KP and FATA

Under national funding and in collaboration with FAO, SUPARCO has compiled and produced the third publication of the Land Cover Atlas of Pakistan: the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Through maps and aggregated statistics, this product provides a comprehensive description of the biotic and abiotic resources of the area. It is based on the recently developed land cover database compiled upon the FAO's LCCS approach.

Promotion of Olive Cultivation

FAO's ECONET approach and land cover change in Pakistan

FAO has developed and tested in several African countries the ECONET approach in monitoring land cover changes. The ECONET approach builds upon a systematic sampling of the area of interest against the traditional "wall-to-wall" mapping, with the advantage of reducing drastically time and costs to regularly monitoring the same area. The recent availability of Sentinel-2 data has suggested FAO and SUPARCO to test such approach in a pilot area of Pakistan.


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Land Cover Atlas of KP and FATA Kharif Crop Masks 2014-15 Rabi Crop Masks 2013-14

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What's New

  • Mar, Apr and Jun 2016 PAK-SCMS monthly bulletins on crop situation and seasonal crop forecasting/ estimation are available.
  • SUPARCO will estimate area and yield of irrigated rice in Afghanistan in collaboration project with FAO
  • SUPARCO is testing Sentinel-2 images for crop monitoring in Pakistan.
  • SUPARCO's ground information collection survey campaigns for Kharif season 2016-17 in Sindh, Punjab and KPK will be carried out during July and August 2016. The final crop estimates will be released in the first week of September, 2016.
  • SUPARCO initial cotton areas survey for sowing of crop 2015-16 were carried out during June 2016.
  • CRS Punjab is carrying Kharif crop surveys (Rice, Sugarcane, Cotton, Maize and other crops) as per established schedule.
  • CRS Sindh estimates Kharif crops as per established schedule.
  • PARC and ZTBL agree for cooperation in promotion and transfer of modern agriculture technologies in the country
  • PARC up-graded its Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) D. I. Khan to the level of Arid Zone Research Centre (AZRC).


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