Applying Spatial Analysis to Assess Crop Damage: A Case Study of the Pakistan 2022 Floods

Publication | April 2024
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Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events in Pakistan.

During and immediately after such events many locations are inaccessible, yet the government needs evidence-based data to help plan effective responses. This paper uses spatial analysis and spectral mapping to assess the agricultural damage from the 2022 floods in Pakistan. Spatial analysis could be a vital tool in assessing and verifying damage from disaster events. The paper emphasizes the need to build spatial analysis capacities in provincial crop reporting services and the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • 2022 Floods in Pakistan
  • Methodology
  • Main Results of the 2022 Floods: Crop Stress
  • Establishment of a Monthly Crop Stress Reporting System
  • Policy Recommendations and Discussions
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Climate change
Countries
  • Pakistan
Pages
  • 42
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS240225-2
ISSN
  • 2313-7355 (print)
  • 2313-7363 (electronic)

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