Yemen: President of the Agricultural Research Corporation of Yemen, Dr. Mansour Mohammed has announced that it will launch the agricultural map, soil and water maps of the Republic of Yemen during the current year 2015.
He made this announcement at a concluding session at the training program on geographic information systems (GIS) and GPS organised by the National Centre for Agricultural Training supported by the World Bank. The program was attended by 10 trainees from the national program for irrigation staff.
He said that the launch of this map will bring in a significant economic boom to agricultural investment in general, and agriculture and food production in particular. He informed the audience that such maps help investors in the agricultural field in choosing the correct and capable agricultural areas for agricultural production which acts as a great value addition.
The digital maps will cover the whole Yemeni territory with information on soil and plants, nature and the climate that will be a great tool to investors, decision-makers and local authorities who can obtain digital information for any area in the map easily.