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Remote sensing for water productivity

Countries and areas

The area covered is, for continental level (Level I), Northern and sub-Saharan Africa and the Near East (roughly a square of -30W, -40S, 65E, 40N).

National and sub-national level activities are implemented in the following participating countries and areas:

Countries (Level II):

Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Jordan, Ghana, Kenya, South Sudan, Mali, Benin, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Uganda, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen. Three additional countries starting from June 2019: Iraq, Niger, Sudan.

For these countries, land and water productivity are monitored while distinguishing agricultural areas under irrigated or rainfed agriculture. 

River Basins (Level II):

Jordan / Litani, Nile, Awash, Niger

For these river basins, water accounting through Remote Sensing will be applied to assess the extent to which water productivity increases have an effect on different water users.

Irrigation scheme / sub-basin (Level III) :

Focus areas: Bekaa (Lebanon), Koga and Awash (Ethiopia), Office du Niger (Mali), Zankalon (Egypt). Three additional areas starting from June 2019 in Kenya, Mozambique, Sudan.

In these pilot areas, capacity development activities are carried out, providing knowledge and experience to replicate and scale up interventions for improving water productivity in other areas and countries.