Digital maps of land resources launched in the Philippines

Digital maps of land resources launched in the Philippines

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Philippines: The Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) has launched an online portal called ‘BSWM Maps’ to make it easier for citizens to access the agency’s wide collection of maps – the result of 15 years of fieldwork, validation and consultations with stakeholders and government agencies concerned with the rational use of land resources. The portal aims to provide baseline information that may be valuable for land resources planning including potential agricultural development and strategic prioritisation of commodities consistent with the national food security programmes and climate change adaptations.

The portal can serve as potential decision-support for better zoning of cropping systems, strategic positioning of agri-support services, establishment of conservation areas, and preparation of disaster mitigation measures and many others.

Source: Futuregov