Satellite Imagery for Cropping Pattern and Irrigated Area Monitoring, Yemen

Republic of Yemen
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Yemen, financed by WorldBank

The Groundwater and Soil Conservation Project (GSCP) has been initiated to develop techniques to conserve groundwater in the agricultural sector of Yemen. GSCP has several projects to achieve water savings under field conditions. The absence of good field data poses a potential problem for the preparation of action plans and monitoring of the interventions. The main goal of the project is to use satellite imagery techniques to assist in monitoring the progress and performance of the overall GSCP.