In a press release today, the FAO announced that the Water Productivity open-access portal (WaPOR) has gone live. eLEAF, in cooperation with VITO, Universiteit Twente, ITC and Waterwatch Foundation, led the processing of the satellite based data available in the WaPOR portal. The data supports farmers to achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing for the optimization of irrigation systems.

The database is still in Beta version, and only continent wide data are currently available. In June country level data is expected to be available for Benin, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Uganda, West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Yemen. Even more detailed data is expected in October, starting with pilot areas in Lebanon, Ethiopia and Mali.

For more information have a look at the data here: http://www.fao.org/in-action/remote-sensing-for-water-productivity/wapor/en/#/home and look at our featured project FRAME in our Portfolio section.