Desertification dynamic monitoring in arid and semiarid zones of North Africa, by remote sensing
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Developed on the basis of the different national programs of North African sub region countries : Algeria - Egypt - Libya - Morocco - Mauritania - Tunisia, the SUDDAN project has been initiated and implemented by C.R.T.E.A.N. with the collaboration of O.S.S. It aims the caracterization and the monitoring of desertification socio-economic and physics indicators in arid and semi arid zones of North Africa, by remote sensing technics. This project, essentially with a methodological nature, covers 19 pilot sites distributed on all the concerned sub-region in 5 principal categories (oasian sites, agropastoral sites, pastoral sites, agro-sylvo-pastoral sites, agro-urban sites) and chosen according to complementary criteria for lands degradation processes in relation with the desertification.