Mapping land systems

To assist in addressing land cover information required for land dynamics study, the AFRICOVER project was initiated in 1995. The project aims to establish a digital land-cover database for selected sub-regions in Africa. It produces land-cover maps on the scale 1:250,000 mainly, using the same geographic references and projection system in Africa, with updated information on drainage, toponymy, roads and land-cover features, etc. The project has developed a harmonized land-cover classification system with mapping guidelines and standards, including four modules on classification, legend, field data and translation. In addition, a Regional Environmental Information Management Project (REIMP) in Central Africa has been implemented by FAO in cooperation with the World Bank since 1996. This project aims at improving and strengthening of planning and management of natural resources in the countries of the Congo Basin.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land