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Improved Agricultural Monitoring Systems through satellite imagery for IRAN: Implementation Plan

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Following the launch of the project to enhance Agriculture Monitoring Systems by FAO and Government of Iran, an inception workshop took place, for introducing the topic, its priorities, objectives, outcomes, methodologies, planned progresses, outputs and participants. These presentationsare the related available documents.

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Improved Agricultural Monitoring Systems through satellite imagery for IRAN: Implementation Plan

  1. 1. Improved Agricultural Monitoring systems through satellite imagery for IRAN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Gianluca Franceschini Technical coordinator and GIS|RS expert (CBDS) Climate, Biodiversity, Land & Water Department (CB), UNFAO October 2017 PROJECT
  2. 2. Project overview
  3. 3. OUTCOME and OUTPUTS OUTCOME: Established national and operational agriculture monitoring system that improve the quality of agriculture information and reporting based on geospatial technologies. Output I: Innovative, up to date and complementary agriculture monitoring systems enabling the integration of satellite remotely-sensed data are developed. The baseline of current approaches, gaps and limitations of current procedures are established; Output II: Sustainable methods and tools for crop area and yield estimation through integration of remote sensing and sampling in the field to identify appropriate sites for yield estimation and crop cutting exercise and to be used as a calibrator for the area frame are developed in selected provinces as a demonstrator for the larger UTF; Output III: Provincial crop reporting capability to provide crop area and yield estimations to the public through regular and timely market-oriented reports containing actionable information useful for decision-making by farmers and other interested in the crop market are improved in selected provinces as a demonstrator for the larger UTF. Output IV: Capacity development through transfer of relevant methods, good practices and learning materials and, exchange of development solution on agriculture monitoring optimized by use of geospatial technology are achieved.
  4. 4. OUTPUT 1 • Analyse the current crop area and yield estimation methods. • Analyse the data collection methodology. • Analyse the current area frame assessment methodology. Identify/propose the most appropriate and cost-effective approach adapted to the country conditions. Identify the baseline of current approaches, gaps and limitations. Innovative, up to date and complementary agriculture monitoring systems enabling the integration of satellite remotely-sensed data are developed. The baseline of current approaches, gaps and limitations of current procedures are established.
  5. 5. OUTPUT 1 - Results • Technical document describing the result of the assessment and identifying areas for improvement. Establish a baseline of current approaches, gaps and limitations of current procedures. o The results will be discussed with the stakeholders for identification and improvements. • Database of all the existing agriculture, geographic and administrative information for selected provinces. • Land Cover DB based on FAO land cover methodology and standards (LCML). • Cropland Information including based on land cover DB and multi temporal satellite information and indicators. • Technical document on alternative approaches for the continuity of geospatial products for monitoring of crop growth.
  6. 6. OUTPUT 1 – Implementation plan OUTPUT/ACTIVITY START DATE FINISH DATE INDICATORS TO BE CARRIED OUT MAIN DELIVERABLES STATUS OUTPUT 1. Innovative, up to date and complementary agriculture monitoring systems enabling the integration of satellite remotely- sensed data are developed. The baseline of current approaches, gaps and limitations of current procedures are established; Oct- 2016 Dec- 2017 • Inception WSH delivered; • TORs prepared and VA published; • Consultants hired • Agreement and contracts stipulated; • Detailed implementation plan prepared (for WSH discussion) • Report describing the gaps and limitations of the national agriculture monitoring and statistics system • Database with existing information; • Most appropriate and cost-effective approaches identified; • Cropland map and analysis of the main crop types for the selection provinces; • Maps, statistics, etc.,…prepared Agriculture Monitoring INT CST: (1 mnth+1mnth mission in IRAN (inc. training)); Agriculture Statistics- AF INT CST: (1mnth+0.5mnth mission in Iran). Geospatial and GIS INT CST: (2mnths); Agriculture Monitoring NAT CST: (5mnths); Agriculture Statistic- AF NAT. CST: (3mnths); Geospatial and GIS NAT CST: (3mnths) NPC/NPD – Full time • meetings/workshops; • detailed technical AM document describing the result of the assessment; • database included all the existing agriculture, geographic and administrative info.; • Land cover DB/map based on FAO LC approach. • Cropland Information based on satellite information/indicators; • document/report describing alternative approaches for the continuity of satellite data products for monitoring of crop growth. • Inception Workshops and Meetings with stakeholders prepared; • WSH Informative and outreach materials prepared; • Detailed implementation plan prepared; • Satellite imagery downloading and in processing for agriculture Area Frame; • Land cover work-plan and draft activities for some selected provinces in preparation; • TORs for international and national consultants prepared and VA published; • International and national Consultants hired
  7. 7. OUTPUT 2 Sustainable methods and tools for crop area and yield estimation through integration of remote sensing and sampling in the field to identify appropriate sites for yield estimation and crop cutting exercise and to be used as a calibrator for the area frame are developed in selected provinces as a demonstrator for the larger UTF. • The project will focus on rice productivity assessment and crop area estimation based on recent high resolution geospatial information (e.g. Sentinel-1&2).
  8. 8. OUTPUT 2 - Results • Monthly NDVI based on recent HR satellite for the selected provinces. • Crop/non crop DB/map based on Sentinel data for selected provinces. • Rice crop area and yield estimation for some selected provinces. • Methodological document on standard working procedure to perform the crop masks and area estimation. • Stratification for the area frame based on LC and satellite imagery. • Detailed technical report on the basis of the analysis of the results, recommending a cost-effective methodology for estimating the area under major crops at national level to be ended under UTF. • Project proposal for an UTF project for improving crop status monitoring, area estimates and yield forecasting extended at national level. • Workshop with the stakeholders.
  9. 9. OUTPUT 2 – Implementation plan OUTPUT/ACTIVITY START DATE FINISH DATE INDICATORS TO BE CARRIED OUT MAIN DELIVERABLES STATUS OUTPUT 2. Sustainable methods and tools for crop area and yield estimation through integration of remote sensing and sampling in the field to identify appropriate sites for yield estimation and crop cutting exercise and to be used as a calibrator for the area frame are developed in selected provinces (as a demonstrator for the larger UTF). dec- 16 sep- 18 −Analysis and results of crop area and yield estimation in the selected sites; −Report on the methods and results of the exercise to be used in a larger UTF project; −Crop masks of some crops for the selected areas; −Rice area monitoring; −Project proposal (UTF) based on the assessment and extended at national level, for the improvement of crop status monitoring and area and yield estimates delivered. −Agriculture Statistics- AF INT CST: (1mnth+1mnth mission in Iran (inc training). −Agriculture Monitoring INT CST: (1 mnth+0.5mnth mission in IRAN); −Geospatial and GIS INT CST: (2mnths) −Agriculture Monitoring NAT CST: (4mnths); −Agriculture Statistic-AF NAT. CST: (4mnths); −Geospatial and GIS NAT CST: (3mnths); −NPC/NPD – Full time −crop/non crop map; −Satellite-based crop assessment: monthly NDVI; −rice crop area and yield estimation for selected provinces; −methodological document for standard working procedure to perform the crop masks and area estimation. −area frame stratification; −technical report recommending a cost- effective methodology for estimating the area under major crops at national level to be ended under UTF; −Project proposal for an UTF project. −Workshop and meeting; - ON GOING - Satellite imagery selected and downloaded; - Geoprocessing of satellite data- ongoing; - RS indicators on- going; - Rice area monitoring activities started;
  10. 10. OUTPUT 3 Provincial crop reporting capability to provide crop area and yield estimations to the public through regular and timely market-oriented reports containing actionable information useful for decision-making by farmers and other interested in the crop market are improved in selected provinces as a demonstrator for the larger UTF. • integrate, more fully, the use of remotely sensed data into the provincial crop reporting services. • provide reports/bulletins of satellite- based estimates of area of crops, agricultural inputs, crop growth pattern, information on the status of other natural resources, etc.
  11. 11. OUTPUT 3 - Results • Assessment of provincial crop reporting services and the capability to utilize geospatial technology and field survey for producing and making available to the public timely market-oriented reports on crop estimation and forecasts. • Guideline of the main approaches for the preparation of the reports/bulletin relying on satellite based crops information. • Deliver reports/bulletins for the selected provinces based on the satellite-based estimates of area of crops and vegetation information; • Agricultural experts system at national and provincial level, which can report on crop stage and condition in a timely electronic fashion.
  12. 12. OUTPUT 3 – Implementation plan OUTPUT/ACTIVITY START DATE FINISH DATE INDICATORS TO BE CARRIED OUT MAIN DELIVERABLES STATUS OUTPUT 3. Provincial crop reporting capability to provide crop area and yield estimations to the public through regular and timely market-oriented reports containing actionable information useful for decision- making by farmers and other interested in the crop market are improved in selected provinces as a demonstrator for the larger UTF. oct- 17 sep- 18 −Provincial Crop Reporting units of MAIL capable to prepare reports based on RS technology; −Agriculture experts list (national/ provincial level) available; −At least 3 geospatial- based reports/ bulletins delivered; − Agriculture Monitoring NAT CST: (4mnths inc. on-job- training of provincial offices); −Agriculture Statistic- AF NAT. CST: (3mnths inc. on-job-training of provincial offices); −Geospatial and GIS NAT CST: (3mnths inc. on-job-training of provincial offices); −NPC/NPD – Full time -Report of the provincial crop reporting services, and geospatial and crop estimation and forecast capability assessment; - Guideline of the main approaches for the preparation of the reports/bulletin; -Deliver geospatial-based reports/bulletins for the selected countries; -agricultural experts system at national and provincial level, to report on crop stage and condition; −The activities are not started yet.
  13. 13. OUTPUT 4 Capacity development through transfer of relevant methods, good practices and learning materials and, exchange of development solution on agriculture monitoring optimized by use of geospatial technology are achieved. • Incorporate training of trainers (from main department/division) who can then cascade down training of others (e.g. to provincial staff). • provide technical certification through MOJA and incorporate teaching skills development.
  14. 14. OUTPUT 4 - Results • Exchange of knowledge, technology experiences and good practices. • 2 Study tours for the MOJA’s staff in Pakistan and/or FAO-HQ-Rome. • On-the-job-trainings of the MOJA experts at national and provincial level, Training of Trainers and distance learning through webinars. • Identify and develop the curricula, modules and units/lessons on: Geospatial, Land Cover Mapping, Statistics, etc.; and set learning objectives for the course components. • Liaise with FAO regarding the agriculture monitoring e-learning materials and curricula developed under Pakistan and the SIGMA EU programme. • Evaluate the routes to technical certification of course through MOJA and incorporate teaching skills development. • Incorporate post-training support and develop and transfer the support skills to MOJA departments. • Closure workshop for the presentation of the results of the project to the stakeholders.
  15. 15. OUTPUT 4 – Implementation plan OUTPUT/ACTIVITY START DATE FINISH DATE INDICATORS TO BE CARRIED OUT MAIN DELIVERABLES STATUS OUTPUT 4. Capacity development through transfer of relevant methods, good practices and learning materials and, exchange of development solution through South to South Cooperation on agriculture monitoring optimized by use of geospatial technology are achieved; feb- 17 sep- 18 −Trainings and ToT in the form of traditional or webinars delivered; −E-learning and curriculum materials delivered; −Closure Workshop report; −2 study tour; −Report/bulletins available −Agriculture Statistics-AF INT CST: (1mnths – 2 trainings). −Agriculture Monitoring INT CST: (1mnth – 2 trainings); −Geospatial and GIS INT CST: (1.5mnths –3 trainings) −Agriculture Monitoring NAT CST: (1mnths – train. of provincial offices); −Agriculture Statistic-AF NAT. CST: (1mnths – train. of provincial offices); −Geospatial and GIS NAT CST: (1mnths – train. provincial offices); −NPC/NPD – Full time −web-trainings, on-the-job- training and Training of trainers in application of RS and GIS for crop monitoring, AF and statistics generation; −2 study tours (Islamabad and Rome); −curriculum of several modules on “Geospatial information and technology for agriculture statistics”; −satellite-based crop estimates reports/bulletins for the selected provinces; −high-quality e-learning and training materials, guidelines, manuals and source books; −Workshops/ seminars. Closure workshop for the presentation of the results; −ON GOING −FAO Land Cover webinar Training delivered; −Geospatial Technology for Agriculture Statistics webinar training – delivered; −Outreach materials on the project delivered;
  16. 16. Project area The selection of the pilot sites is done to illustrates the geographical and natural situation, suitable dispersion of beneficiaries and various agricultural products. • aiming at development, in a successive phase, of a system of crop area and yield estimation throughout the country. The selection is based on some factors such as: • availability of land mapping of previous years • new large scale aerial photos • variety of agricultural products • the average surface of pilot areas • appropriate organizational cooperation at the project site, diverse climatic conditions, etc. PROJECT SELECTED AREAS Mazandara n Province Zanjan Province Jiroft County (Kerman Province) The GOI has proposed three pilot sites for the project: Mazandaran, Zanjan Provinces and Jiroft County (Kerman Province).
  17. 17. Participants
  18. 18. Institutional framework The main implementation partners of the project are: FAO and MOJA. • FAO Representation in Iran has the overall operational responsibility to ensure smooth implementation of the project activities. • MOJA has the overall responsibility for the agriculture monitoring tasks in the country through: o a wide network of provincial and district offices closely linked with the HQ in Tehran; o other related institutions whose role will be instrumental in the project implementation. • The project will establish linkages with the Provincial Agriculture offices which work with: o provincial extension departments o universities o directly with the farmers
  19. 19. Management arrangements • Establish Project Task Force (PTF) to act as project management and consultative body: o led by the FAOR Iran and FAO Geospatial Unit (HQ) responsible for the technical issues. • The PTF will consist of: o FAO staff who possess the appropriate authority and mix of skills to ensure effective technical, operational and administrative support to the project management throughout its cycle o FAOIR will be the project budget holder. • Establish Project Steering Committee (PSC) to monitor project implementation at the national level: o consist of all related stakeholders o led by a senior official from the MOJA.
  20. 20. Monitoring • FAOR in consultation and cooperation with the designated Government counterparts (MOJA) liaise for operational aspects with the Regional Office for Near East and North Africa (FAORNE) • Lead Technical Officer from FAOHQ is responsible for the technical monitoring of the project • The Government will nominate a National Project Coordinator (national expert designated by the MOJA in close consultation with FAO) • The overall progress of the project will be monitored by the PSC: o monitoring will be based on scheduled meetings o the PSC meetings will be convened at least once a year.
  21. 21. Reporting • Produce annual narrative report, based on progress of the activities planned and implemented and the Project Terminal Report: o with focus on achievements according to the log frame and the work plan. • Annual narrative report and terminal report will be prepared by the LTO in close consultation with the PTF, national coordinator and the counterpart. • National/International consultants will prepare reports on the thematic areas in accordance to their terms of reference: o the consultant’s reports will be reviewed and approved by the LTO and submitted to the FAO Representative in Iran. • A final financial report will be issued by FAO no later than six months of the end of the implementation period. • FAO’s internal reporting schedule: o annual progress report within 1 month after the end of the first year of the project o the project’s terminal report to be drafted within 3 months of completion of project activities • All reports will be prepared in FAO standards templates for agreed upon reporting durations.
  22. 22. Communication The project will undertake communication activities to: • ensure a high level of outreach • raise awareness and increase the visibility of the project • show the advantages of remote sensing technologies for assisting the government of Iran in dealing with future challenges • maintain strong collaborative arrangements between FAO and GOI • ensuring coordination with MOJA and provincial agriculture offices and communities The project will develop informative outreach products to support effective communication of project. The project will undertake meetings and workshops to: • inform the stakeholder about the implementation of the activities and results • to review and discuss the findings of the assessment • validate the methodology proposed from the project.
  23. 23. Overall budget Parent Account Parent Account Description Account Account Description Original Budget (USD) 5013 Consultants 5542 Consultants – Internationally recruited 140.000 5543 Consultants – Locally recruited 102.000 5020 Locally Contracted Labour 5652 Administrative Support 15.000 5021 Travel 5684 Travel - Consultants – International 44.880 5692 Travel – Technical Assistance to Field Projects 5.740 5023 Training 5920 Training Budget (including Travel/DSA - Study Tour - Consultants – National) 59.802 5024 Expendable equipment 6000 Expendable equipment: Satellite imagery 55.000 5025 Non Expendable Procurement 6100 Non Expendable Procurement Budget 10.000 5027 Technical Support Services 6111 Report Costs 2.550 6120 Technical Assistance to Field Projects 10.278 5028 General Operating Expenses 6300 General Operating Expenses Budget 12.693 5029 Support Costs (7%) 6130 Support Costs Budget 31.057 Grand Total 489.000
  24. 24. Sustainability of results  Develop substantial technical capacity activities in the use of geospatial data for the agriculture statistics, monitoring and analysis.  Strengthening institutions and stakeholder partnerships for sharing and exchange of development solutions – knowledge, tools, methods, good practices, policies, technology and resources.  Development of a project proposal for a UTF larger project for the application of the approaches developed under the project.  Development an “follow-up strategy” that addresses how country government can move forward and maintaining and updating of methods and procedures for agriculture monitoring after the project has ended.
  25. 25. TECHNICAL DIMENSIONS • Participatory framework ensuring full ownership of the stakeholders in project design and implementation • Technology change in line with management capacity so that the infrastructures developed by the project are compatible for operation and maintenance by the institutions at all levels • A capable government entity to provide needed technical support to the local/provincial level after the withdrawal of the project support. SOCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY • Follow a demand driven approach and invest considerably in local institution building and capacity development programmes • Strengthen the existing agriculture monitoring system and provide guidelines and strategy for their maintenance and update • Provide a common platform and knowledge to manage and improve the crop production and increase the benefit • Enhance the GOI capacity on agriculture planning and management policies and decision making ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY • Improve health of agricultural production systems and resilience by provision of customized information products focusing on agriculture and land resources GENDER EQUALITY • Integrate the gender components in all its aspects including: technical assistance, capacity development and ensure high participation in the implementation of the project activities HUMAN RIGHTS BASED APPROACHES (HRBA) • Provide timely crop forecasts & estimates information which are crucial to both policy makers and other stakeholders involved in taking decisions, food security analysis, initiating policies, planning, investment and marketing. Sustainability of results
  26. 26. Gianluca.Franceschini@fao.org THANK YOU!

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