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Italian Cooperation Logo The Africover project, on which the GLCN programme has built its success, was established to develop a digital georeferenced database on land cover and a geographic referential for the whole of Africa including geodetical homogeneous referential, toponomy, roads and hydrography.

Methodologies, operational procedures and software tools for the land cover analysis in the Africover program have been developed through the Africover Eastern Africa module under the financing of the Italian Cooperation.

Africover The Africover Eastern Africa module has been operational in the period 1995-2002. It was signed by ten countries:
Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Reinforcing national and subregional capacities for the establishment, update and use of land cover maps and spatial data bases is the core strategy of Africover. Hence, the purpose of Africover is to produce the geographic information required for decision making, planning and natural resources management in African countries.

The Africover project was established in response to a number of national requests for assistance to the development of reliable and georeferenced information on natural resources required at subnational, national and regional levels.

The Multipurpose Africover Database for the Environmental Resources (MADE) is produced at a scale of 1:200,000 and at 1:100,000 for small countries and specific areas.

Data generated by the programme which are publicly available can be downloaded through the FAO's geo-catalogue: GeoNetwork. You can use the following shortcut filters:

Food and Agriculture Organizations of UN United Nations Environment Programme Istituto Agronomico Oltremare (IAO) Italian Cooperation
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