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Launch of the Technical report on the data quality of the WaPOR FAO database


This new report, launched during the 2nd International seminar on Drought in agriculture, "Counting Crops and Drops: Let's Grow the Future Together" describes the quality assessment of the FAO’s data portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR 1.0). The WaPOR 1.0 data portal has been prepared as a major output of the project: ´Using Remote Sensing in support of solutions to reduce agricultural water productivity gaps’, funded by the Government of The Netherlands. The WaPOR database is a comprehensive database that provides information on biomass production (for food production) and evapotranspiration (for water consumption) for Africa and the Near East in near real time covering the period 1 January 2009 to date.

This report is the result of an independent quality assessment of the different datasets available in WaPOR prepared by IHE-Delft. The quality assessment checks the consistency of the different layers and compares the individual layers to various other independent data sources, including: spatial data; auxiliary data and in-situ data. The report describes the results of the quality assessment per data layer for each specific theme as available on the portal.

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