SUPARCO publishes Report on Rapid Crop Damage Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Pakistan - SUPARCO - published a report on Rapid Crop Damage Assessment in Pakistan for 2011. The publication was produced in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It is the third of its kind, two previous reports focused on rapid crop damage assessment in 2010.

Pakistan experienced devastating floods during 2010 and 2011 which affected the agricultural sector on a large scale. SUPARCO (Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission), the National Space Agency of Pakistan and FAO in the past years have already collaborated and demonstrated the expediency of satellite and ground based techniques, algorithms and procedures to estimate the area, yield and production of the crops.