Overview: Agriculture and Rural Development

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EO4SD – Agriculture and Rural Development aims at demonstrating the benefits of EO-based geo-information products and services to support programs related to the IFIs and stakeholders in Client States.

MAIN PARTNERS

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • World Bank (WB)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

MAIN THEMATIC COMPONENTS AND EO-BASED INFORMATION

  1. Large-scale crop area and type estimate (ie. crop cover mapping and status assessment)
  2. Irrigation and irrigation systems management (ie. energy balance, water productivity and water stress)
  3. Agriculture productivity assessment (ie. yield estimation, ground water, precipitation monitoring)
  4. Rural infrastructure investments planning and monitoring (ie. transport networks mapping)
  5. Land Degradation Assessment (ie. land use, rainfall, soil moisture, precipitation, fAPAR, NDVI indicators)
  6. Ecosystem services in agriculture sector (ie. water quality assessment, nitrogen content, land surface properties)
  7. Environmental Impact Assessment (ie. landscape level classification and change mapping including fragmentation, and agriculture commodities production impact on deforestation)

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

PRELIMINARY LIST OF CANDIDATE REGIONS/COUNTRIES

Africa
›› East and Southern Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Madagascar)
›› Sahel and Sahara Belt (Great Green Wall, Burkina Faso)

Latin America
›› Southern Cone Countries (ie. Uruguay, Paraguay, Northern Provinces of Argentina)
›› Andes and Altiplano (Bolivia)

Asia
›› Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Cambodia)

MAIN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES

  • IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)
  • Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI) and the Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP)
  • TerrAfrica Program & the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP)
  • Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GASFP)
  • GEF Programs on Food Security and Sustainable Forest Management
  • Other regional and country-level programs to be decided in Phase I

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