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geo_circles (37K) The project implementation will require collection, production and use of large amount of geospatial data, such as satellite imageries and environmental or agricultural variables.

The system will include the systematic collection of relevant data of the following types:

  • crop phenology
  • crop distribution maps
  • soil water properties
  • historical and current weather data
  • low-resolution satellite-based vegetation indices and possibly cloud imagery
  • farm inputs
  • irrigation water availability
  • reference yields, that can stem from both crop cuttings and agricultural statistics

It is proposed that the implementation of the yield forecasting component will be implemented jointly with PMD. Training in agrometeorological yield forecasting, as well as ancillary techniques, is urgently required and will be provided to experts from SUPARCO and PMD.

The need to develop the capacity to share information efficiently and consistently for an improved access by all interested stakeholders is recognized by the same project. The rapid visualization and sharing of this information with decision makers and donors is critical for future sustainable development planning, as well as monitoring of project activities or additional fund raising.

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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 >>>>


Agri Punjab >>>>

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