How satellite imagery can help farmers grow "more crop per drop"

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A woman pours water from an irrigation canal into fields near the Koroyomme area of Timbuktu. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Water scarcity in North Africa and the Near East could have severe consequences for food production— something the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says will intensify with climate change.

FAO is creating a database to collect and analyze satellite imagery that will help countries to better manage water resources so that farmers can produce "more crop per drop."

To find out more, Dianne Penn spoke to Jippe Hoogeveen of FAO's Land and Water Division.

Duration: 2’28″

 

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