WaPOR, remote sensing for water productivity

Workshop on the use of WaPOR data for Pastoralism in Bamako, Mali


Recent national consultations conducted under the auspices of FAO in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Senegal have identified specific sectoral applications that could help solve key problems in the areas of land and water productivity using remote sensing data.

In the Sahel, the assessment of fodder resources, their availability and spatial and temporal distribution, is a key step for better management of transhumance routes. The fodder - and food - balance sheet systems in place offer annual analyzes of dry matter, but they have certain limitations. On this basis, FAO has developed an application mapping resources on transhumance routes.

In this framework, FAO and its partners organized a workshop on Thursday, March 9, 2023 in Bamako. The objectives of this workshop were to: i) present the first version of the application to stakeholders; and (ii) collect recommendations for improving the application. This workshop brought together participants from 10 partner structures from civil society, state services and NGOs.