Remote sensed imagery in combination with secondary agricultural statistic was used to map crop water productivity (WP) in the Nile River Basin. Land productivity and crop tandardized gross value production (SGVP) were calculated at administrative level using the agricultural census data. Actual evapotranspiration (Eta) generated from remote sensing was used to assess crops consumptive water use. WP was then calculated by dividing SGVP by Eta in the cropped areas. Results show land productivity has a huge variation across the basin.
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Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2011Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Egypt, Bangladesh, Honduras, Chile, Guatemala, China, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Ghana, Malawi, Pakistan, Colombia, Panama, Nepal, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Albania, Madagascar, Tanzania, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Brazil
This paper explores a 15-country household data base to evaluate the impact of three key assets (land, education and infrastructure) on rural poverty. Using both a descriptive analysis and a quadratic probit model, with the probability of being poor as a function of these three assets, the paper concludes that household access to education and infrastructure are positively associated with higher incomes, while the impact of land holdings varies across countries. Also, this paper shows the importance of the complementarities among assets in their poverty alleviating potential.
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