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Land Use / Land Cover

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Land Cover Atlases of Pakistan - Sindh, Punjab and KP Provinces

Following the Pakistan completion of the land cover mapping by Province, provincial atalses are being published. The atlases are illustrated at a district level, providing land cover information in aggregated and cartographic form as well as tabular statistics per class per district and for the province as a whole.

They provide a comprehensive description of the biotic and abiotic resources of the province and include, inter alia, numerous categories of cultivated land, vegetated and non-vegetated areas, bare and rocky areas, and human settlements.

The publications were released progressively starting in early 2014 and the PDF versions are available for download through the FAO archive.

Land Cover Atlas of Pakistan: Punjab Province 2014 FAO / SUPARCO Land Cover Atlas of Pakistan: Sindh Province 2014 FAO / SUPARCO
atlas of punjab atlas of sindh
download [PDF, FAO archive] download [PDF, FAO archive]
Land Cover Atlas of Pakistan: KP and FATA 2016 FAO / SUPARCO
atlas of punjab
download [PDF, FAO archive]


  • John Latham, FAO Senior Land and Water Officer (Geospatial), []
  • Arshad Ali, SUPARCO Project Manager []
  • CH. Mohammed Latif, Punjab Crop Reporting Service []
  • Farukh Ghias, Sindh Crop Reporting Service []
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Sep 2, 2015 - A new amendment (no. 3) was signed by USDA and FAO to formalize a no-cost extension of the project GCP/PAK/125/USA from Oct 1, 2015 to Sep 30, 2016.

  recent updates

Aug 8, 2016. E-bulletin 11, Apr-Jun 2016.

Aug 5, 2016. E-learning courses on agriculture monitoring and statistics.

Aug 5, 2016. FAO's ECONET approach and land cover change in Pakistan.

Aug 5, 2016. Training on Carbon Sequestration.

Aug 5, 2016. CRS Punjab bulletins Apr 2016.

Apr 22, 2016. Cotton Production & Analytics.

Mar 1, 2016. Testing Sentinel-2 images for crop monitoring in Pakistan.

Feb 20, 2016. Crop Information Portal training.

Jan 20, 2016. Sugarcane Production & Analytics.

Jan 20, 2016. Training on REDD+ Technology for Forest Department Officers of Punjab.

Oct 29, 2014. Agriculture Information System project: roll-out workshop.

Aug 13, 2015. RS/GIS Training in Forest Management, Lahore, 4-8 May 2015.

FAO Pakistan website >>>>


Forum: "Pakistan Agriculture Sector". >>>>


SUPARCO, the National Space Agency of Pakistan >>>>


Government of Sindh: Agriculture Department >>>>


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