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SUMMARY NOTE: Cropland change analysis in hard-to-access areas due to insecurity in 2021 in Mali
To better understand the impact of insecurity on cropland dynamics, the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development (MDR) and the involvement of technical services and partners: AGIR Cell, CPS/SDR, DNA, DRA (Gao, Timbuktu, Mopti and Segou), INSTAT, IGM, DNGR, Mali-Météo, USSGB, IER, GIZ, IPRODI have undertaken in October 2021 the analysis based on satellite images to observe and detect the dynamics of agricultural surfaces. Indeed, satellite imagery has proven to be an effective and innovative tool to obtain information in these difficult-to-access areas.

By detecting the physical impacts of the conflict, such as the reduction, disappearance and/or increase of crops, this analysis provides an overview of the situation at the end of the 2021 agricultural season and enables to identify the most affected and vulnerable areas in Mali.