Geospatial information for sustainable food systems

Punjab & Sindh - Rabi Crop Mask

Year published: 21/03/2017

Information on agricultural land use is one of the most important parameters required for policy and decision support regarding availability of reliable crops statistics, sustenance of food security and management of environmental hazards.

Crop masks play an important role in it, studying the areas sown under different crops, changes in seasonal response and productivity. The study is Phase I of an annual cycle of monitoring and developing masks for seasonal crops in in Punjab and Sindh, to be followed by the publication Punjab and Sindh – Kharif Crop Mask.

Datasets reported in this publication are been collected through manual field techniques supported by remote sensing platforms and GIS analysis.