WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity



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WaPOR 2 inception workshop was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday 4 March 2024.

The workshop was attended by 51 participants from different fields and all over the country, including 4 provinces. The participants were actively involved to enhance the understandin...

Between 17 and 20 January 2023, Bert Coerver an expert on remote sensing from the FAO WaPOR team led a 4-day training workshop in Tando Jam at the Sindh Agriculture University.  During...


About Pakistan

Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan's economy, employing a significant portion of its rural population. However, the sector faces significant challenges due to water scarcity, inequity in water distribution, reliance on outdated irrigation methods, inefficient water management practices and inadequate access to reliable data for making informed decisions about water usage and crop management. Moreover, climate change exacerbates the problem by altering weather patterns and causing extreme events like floods and droughts, further straining water resources. These challenges are significantly impacting socio-economic development of Pakistan.

WaPOR provides remote-sensing data and tools that help assess and monitor water productivity in agriculture. By leveraging this technology, Pakistan can enhance water-use efficiency, optimize irrigation, and adopt sustainable agricultural practices to improve food security and livelihoods. The WaPOR project will assist the ongoing efforts and investment of Pakistan in Water Sector along with its development partners. The WaPOR initiative will present a valuable opportunity to tackle water and agriculture challenges by providing crucial data and insights to improve water productivity and agricultural practices.

WaPOR partnerships in Pakistan

The project is still in the phase of mapping the stakeholders that will be involved in it. This section will be updated in brief delays. 

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