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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Outcomes, Outputs and Activities


  • Increase knowledge for the design and implementation of an operational agriculture survey that improves quality of statistics using geospatial data
  • Increase accuracy and decrease costs of field measurements and data collection
  • Sustainable methodologies and tools that improve the quality of geospatial information used
  • Trained in country geospatial professionals at provincial level capable to improve monthly crop forecasting bulletin
  • Dissemination of lessons learned from the project to other entities in Pakistan


  • Improved approaches and survey methodology, peer reviewed and validated for the generation of timely crop area estimates for major crops at provincial level in Pakistan;
  • Revised field data collection methodology tested in the field in 2 provinces of Punjab and Sindh during the Rabi and Kharif seasons 2012-13 and 2013-2014;
  • Set-up of fully functional operational units in offices of the two selected provincial Crop Reporting Service (Punjab and Sindh) whereby a small team is fully able to provide valuable agricultural crop statistics derived from the integration of ground truth data and earth observation satellite systems;
  • Trainings for staff of SUPARCO, CRS, and FBS in statistics, remote sensing, GIS and mobile computing to improve crop acreage and yield estimation, and improve the capability of the provincial CRSs to utilize satellite imagery and other data for producing crop estimation and forecasts;
  • Development of an "after action plan" that addresses how Pakistan can move forward in provincial level crop reporting after this project has ended particular emphasis will be developed on what happens after the project's conclusion, and explicitly build on what was covered in the project;
  • Assessments of provincial (Punjab and Sindh) crop reporting services for their capability of utilize remotely-sensed satellite imagery, field and other data for producing and making available to the public timely market-oriented reports on crop estimation and forecasts.

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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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