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  • OCTOBER-DECEMBER:
    • PAK-SCMS bulletins showing monthly crop situation and seasonal crop forecasting/estimation is released:
      • October 2015 [pdf]
      • November 2015 [pdf]
      • December 2015 [pdf]
    • SUAPRCO's ground information survey campaigns for Rabi season 2015-16 in Sindh, Punjab and KP will be carried out during February and March 2016.
    • CRS Punjab carried out RABI crops survey and acreage estimates according to the following survey schedule:
      WheatGramPotato
      First 1st Jan First 1st Jan First 15th Dec
      Second 31st Mar Second 31st Mar Second 1st May
      Final 1st Aug Final 1st Aug Final 1st Aug
       
      OnionMattar (Pulse)Reapseed & Mustard
      First 1st Mar First 1st Jan First 1st Jan
      Final 15th Aug Final 1st Aug Final 1st Aug
    • CRS Sindh estimates Rabi crops as per following schedule: Feb
      Date of conducting acreage surveyDate of issuance of estimates
      First 1 - 15 Jan 1 Feb
      Second 14 - 281 Apr
    • Training on REDD+ technology for Punjab Forest department was arranged at RS/GIS Lab SUPARCO, Lahore, on 24-27 Nov 2015.
    • Training on monitoring of crops through satellite technology. Arranged at RS/GIS Lab SUPARCO Islamabad for crop reporting services. 18-22 Jan 2016.
    • The new updated Crop Information Portal of Pakistan is about to be delivered to CRSs and SUPARCO. The setup and testing is planned for February 2016.
    • Training workshop on administration and use of the updated version of the Crop Information Portal of Pakistan. Agriculture Information System project. 8-17 Feb, 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • JULY-SEPTEMBER:
    • PAK-SCMS bulletins showing monthly crop situation and seasonal crop forecasting/estimation is released:
      • July 2015 [pdf]
      • August 2015 [pdf]
      • September 2015 [pdf]
    • SUPARCO's first ground information collection survey campaigns for Kharif season 2015-15 in Sindh, Punjab and KPK was conducted from August to 15 September 2015.
    • SUPARCO Kharif crops estimates for the year 2015 will be published in the SUPARCO monthly news bulletins for the month of November 2015.
    • CRS Punjab carried out Kharif crops surveys and will release estimates according to the following survey schedule.
      Kharif CropsAcreage SurveyIssuance of Estimate
      1st 1st Aug to 15th Aug Cotton 31st Aug
      Rice 1st Sep
      2nd 15th Sep to 30th Sep Cotton 15st Nov
      Rice 1st Dec
    • CRS Punjab and Sindh published Kharif crops estimates as per following activities calendar
      RiceSugarcaneCotton
      First1stSep First1stJul First31stAug
      Second1stDec Second1stNov Second15thNov
      Final1stJul Final1stApr Final1stFeb
      BajraJawarMaize
      Final1stOct Final1stOct Final1stOct
      SesamumMoongMash
      Final1stNov Final1stSep Final1stSep
    • A training course about the basics of RS and GIS is planned from 26-30th October 2015 in GB Forest department, Pakistan.
    • Land Cover Atlas of Pakistan: KP Province is in final stages of publication.
    • The Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences & Technology (ISNET), in collaboration with SUPARCO, is holding a 5-day workshop on Student Satellites on 2-6 November 2015 at Lahore, Pakistan.
    • PARC and PCRWR inked MoU to cultivate olive at large scale in Cholistan and Balochistan.
    • SUPARCO is assisting the Punjab Government in the survey and distribution of financial assistance in the Kissan relief package announced by Prime Minister of Pakistan, using Satellite technology.
  • APRIL-JUNE:
    • PAK-SCMS bulletins showing monthly crop situation and seasonal crop forecasting/estimation is released:
      • April 2015 [pdf]
      • May 2015 [pdf]
      • June 2015 [pdf]
    • SUPARCO released wheat crop 2015 estimates in March (monthly news bulletins)
    • SUPARCO's ground information collection survey campaigns for Kharif season 2015-16 in Sindh, Punjab and KP will be conducted in the month of July and August 2015
    • CRS Punjab will carry out Kharif crops surveys and will release estimates according to the following schedule
      Kharif CropsAcreage SurveyIssuance Estimate
      1st 1st Aug to 15th Aug Cotton 31st Aug
      Rice 1st Sep
      2nd 15th Sep to 30th Sep Cotton 15st Nov
      Rice 1st Dec
    • CRS Punjab and Sindh published Kharif crops estimates as per following calendar
      RiceSugarcaneCotton
      First1stSep First1stJul First31stAug
      Second1stDec Second1stNov Second15thNov
      Final1stJul Final1stApr Final1stFeb
      BajraJawarMaize
      Final1stOct Final1stOct Final1stOct
      SesamumMoongMash
      Final1stNov Final1stSep Final1stSep
    • SUPARCO completed the project for creating specific major crops mask for the Kharif season crops 2014-15
    • Pakistan economic survey 2014-15 is being released by Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan
    • SUPARCO's first ground truth survey campaigns for Kharif season 2015-16 in Sindh, Punjab and KP will be conducted in August 2015
    • CRS Punjab and Sindh have carried out special crops survey. Sugarcane: 15th - 25th May 2015; Rice Nursery Survey: 15th - 22nd June 2015
    • PARC approved eleven new high-yielding rice varieties including seven hybrid and four Open-Pollinated (OP) seed for cultivation in various ecologies
    • PARC established six laboratories to monitor pesticide residues in the Country
  • JANUARY-MARCH:
    • PAK-SCMS bulletins showing monthly crop situation and seasonal crop forecasting/estimation is released:
      • March 2015 [pdf]
      • February 2015 [pdf]
      • January 2015 [pdf]
    • SUPARCO's ground information collection survey campaigns for Rabi season 2014-15 were carried out during February and March 2015. Final estimates in April 2015.
    • SUPARCO's Kharif season ground truth survey will be conducted in the month of June and July 2015.
    • The schedule of CRS Punjab to carry out Rabi crops surveys and estimate release is as follow:
      Rabi crops survey and acreage estimates
      WheatGramPotato
      First1stJan First1stJan First15thDec
      Second31stMar Second31stMar Second1stMay
      Final1stAug Final1stAug Final1stAug
      OnionMattar (Pulse)Reapseed & Mustard
      First1stMar First1stJan First1stJan
      Final15thAug Final1stAug Final1stAug
      More Information: http://crs.pitb.gov.pk/activity_calander
    • CRS Punjab and Sindh have carried out special crops survey as per following schedule:
      Rabi crops (Wheat)
       Date of conducting acreage surveyDate of issuance of estimates
      First1-15 Jan01-Feb
      Second14-28 Feb01-Apr
    • CRS Punjab will carry out Rabi crops surveys and estimates according to schedule.
    • CRS Sindh will carry out Rabi crops surveys and estimates according to schedule.
    • Scientists from PARC have released four new rust resistant wheat varieties.
    • Two-day PARC & FAO-AAN Share Mela-Farmers was held at NARC.
    • SUPARCO project for creating specific major crops mask for the Kharif season crops is at final stages of completion.
    • SUPARCO is organizing a one week training course on "Crops monitoring through satellite technology" in April 2015 for CRS Sindh and CRS Baluchistan at NCRG Karachi.
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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.


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