Agri Punjab, Agriculture Department Agri Sindh, Agriculture Department University of Maryland Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Mission and Objectives

Accurately estimating and forecasting agriculture statistics is essential to Pakistan's economy, financial stability, and development.

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The general objectives of this program are here summarized:

  1. Develop sustainable methods and tools which improve the quality of Pakistan's agricultural statistics based on the integral use of geospatial information;
  2. Build human and technical capacity in integral use of remote sensing, and GIS, and statistics;
  3. Create a knowledge base for scaling methods, tools, and capacities to other departments and ministries within Pakistan;
  4. Within the scope of the project, results will be used to support other developing countries as part of FAO's Global Strategy for Agriculture within South Asia.

The immediate objectives are:

  1. Improve the capacity of two provincial agricultural authorities (Punjab and Sindh) to estimate and forecast crop production through the use of satellite imagery and field data, as well as other relevant information.
  2. Establish a capacity for two provincial agricultural crop reporting services (Punjab and Sindh) to provide crop estimates and forecasts to the public through regular and timely market-oriented reports containing actionable information useful for decision-making by farmers and other interested in the crop market.
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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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