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Database content

The spatial database is structured on three levels: continental, country/ river basin, and irrigation scheme / sub-basin level (more information on countries and areas covered).

An overview of the data components, including their spatial and temporal resolution, is provided in the table below. Level I database goes live in April 2017, Level II in June 2017, and Level III publication will vary depending on pilot area, starting in October 2017.

WaPOR provides open access to the database through the portal and dedicated APIs.

Data component Level I (250 m) - Africa and Near East Level II (100 m) - 18 countries and 4 river basins Level III (30 m) - 5 pilot areas of 100,000 ha each Source
Water Productivity Assessments Annual (or user defined) Seasonal (or user defined) Seasonal (or user defined) FAO calculations
Actual ETI (Evaporation, Transpiration, Interception) Annual / Dekadal Annual / Dekadal Annual / Dekadal FRAME Consortium
Net Primary Productivity Dekadal Dekadal Dekadal FRAME Consortium
Above ground biomass production Annual Seasonal Seasonal FRAME Consortium
Crop calendars     Seasonal FRAME Consortium
Harvest Index     Seasonal FRAME Consortium
Land cover / crop classification Annual (broad classification) Annual (broad classification) Seasonal (all main crops) FRAME Consortium
Reference ET Daily, Dekadal, Annual (20 km)     FRAME Consortium
Precipitation Daily, Dekadal, Annual (5 km)     FRAME Consortium

Through an open selection procedure, the FRAME Consortium (see consortium members on right column) has been appointed for the development of the input database variables, which are used to calculate water and land productivity.