Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

A training course on crop mapping by remote sensing for qualified Tunisian skills and agricultural engineers representing different directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries was conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), as part of the implementation of Agenda 2013 for water efficiency, productivity and water sustainability.

A workshop on “Transfer of expertise in crop mapping by remote sensing”, organised by the FAO from 25 to 27 September in Tunis, is the culmination of a training developed within the framework of the project of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The objective of these trainings held from April 2018 to September 2018, is to provide these skills with the know-how essential for the production of reliable data on the growing areas and their regions.

For the FAO “monitoring of cultivated land is imperative, in order to estimate the productivity of water and allow better management of drought”.

During this workshop, reports back helped discuss the maps produced by the three fieldwork groups that covered the Jendouba Governorate.

These trainings have enabled the experts to master the mapping of crops in order to independently produce regular estimates of areas and types of crops and to deduce cultivation practices such as irrigation methods.