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Geographic Information & Remote Sensing

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

May 8, 1995

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





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Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 50,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 50,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/CP-4891-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - Canadian Dollar Canadian TC Program (Proj Prprtn Fund) Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/CP-4891-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - Canadian Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Canadian TC Program (Proj Prprtn Fund)
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
Published 2021
Using Satellite Images to Measure Crop Productivity: Long-Term Impact Assessment of a Randomized Technology Adoption Program in the Dominican Republic
This study combines three rounds of surveys with remote sensing to measure long-term impacts of a randomized irrigation program in the Dominican Republic. Specifically, Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 satellite images are used to measure the causal effects of the program on agricultural productivity, measured through vegetation indices (NDVI and OSAVI). To this end, 377 plots were analyzed (129 treated and 248 controls) for the period from 2011 to 2019. Following a Differencein-Differences (DD) and Event study methodology, the results confirmed that program beneficiaries have higher vegetation indices, and therefore experienced a higher productivity throughout the post-treatment period. Also, there is some evidence of spillover effects to neighboring farmers. Furthermore, the Event Study model shows that productivity impacts are obtained in the third year after the adoption takes place. These findings suggest that adoption of irrigation technologies can be a long and complex process that requires time to generate productivity impacts. In a more general sense, this study reveals the great potential that exists in combining field data with remote sensing information to assess long-term impacts of agricultural programs on agricultural productivity.
Published 2022
Examinando el impacto productivo y ambiental de políticas agrícolas con teledetección: Un piloto en Argentina
En América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), el uso ineficiente y no sostenible de insumos agrícolas sigue contribuyendo a la sobreexplotación y contaminación de los recursos naturales de la región, amenazando la biodiversidad y poniendo en riesgo la sostenibilidad de la producción agropecuaria. La región enfrenta presiones vinculadas al cambio de uso del suelo y
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