Water Accounting Plus

Monitoring land and water productivity by Remote Sensing

(WaPOR Phase 2)

The WaPOR project aims to assist partner countries in developing their capacity to monitor and improve water and land productivity in agriculture, both rainfed and irrigated, responding therefore to the challenges that are posed by the dwindling of freshwater resources and the need to sustain agricultural production to ensure food security in the face of a changing climate. We need to produce more while also consuming less water.

Project components:

  • A spatial database that is publicly accessible, developed with data derived from open-access remote-sensing data and open source algorithms. It provides near real time information with a temporal coverage from 2009 to the present.
  • Project activities will place emphasis on the capacity development of the ten partner countries so as to meaningfully contribute to the improvement of agricultural productivity and food security as well as to the amelioration of the use of natural agricultural resources such as water.
  • The creation of a compendium of user-centered implementable solutions and practical tools to effectively improve agricultural land and water productivity at different scales based on near real time information from the WaPOR database.

Partners: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Italy (FAO-Rome), International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Donor: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Italy (FAO-Rome)

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