2022
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The 2022 Pakistan floods: Assessment of crop losses in Sindh Province using satellite data

  • Faisal Mueen Qamer
  • Bashir Ahmad
  • Sawaid Abbas
  • Abid Hussain
  • Aneel Salman
  • Sher Muhammad
  • Muhammad Nawaz
  • Sravan Shrestha
  • Bilal Iqbal
  • Sunil Thapa
  • Summary

The impact of the 2022 floods on Pakistan’s rural communities and agriculture has been devastating, resulting in the loss of crops, livestock, and essential infrastructure. The country is now facing an unprecedented food security crisis. Nationally, Pakistan’s Sindh Province accounts for 42% of the rice production, 23% of the cotton production, and 31% of the sugarcane production. In our report, we assess potential crop production losses for these crops at the sub-district level using a remote-sensing approach based on satellite imagery. The analyses are designed to support the Government of Pakistan's rehabilitation and compensation planning processes.

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  • DOI:
    10.53055/ICIMOD.1015
  • Pages:
    22
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2022
  • Publisher Name:
    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD); Pakistan Agricultural Research Council’s (PARC)
  • Publisher Place:
    Kathmandu, Nepal