According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, these satellite images will enable the Ministry of Agriculture Jahad of Iran and other Government entities that are working in the field of agriculture, to collect near real-time crop field information and use it for monitoring.
Improved monitoring of agricultural production and productivity is expected to provide various livelihood opportunities to the farming community.
The improved monitoring system will support the development of an Agricultural Market System, which will enhance food market transparency and encourage coordination of policy action in response to market uncertainty.
This project prioritizes the development of innovative approaches for agriculture monitoring, with a focus on the identification of state-of-the-art methods for acreage and yield estimation, based on the assessment of the existing monitoring methodology, and optimized through the use of remote sensing.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working closely with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in providing technical assistance in the areas of capacity building, policy and strategy development, crop production, livestock and animal health, fisheries and forest management, and emergency and rehabilitation programmes.