Use of Satellite Imagery for Pastoral Resources Monitoring in Kossi Province (Burkina Faso)

Sieza Yssouf, Gomgnimbou P. K Alain, Belem Adama, Serme Idriss

Abstract


In Burkina Faso, livestock sector has an important place in the country's economy. Essentially extensive, this livestock farming is characterized by transhumance system, which consists of leading livestock sometimes over long distances in search of good pastures and water.

Satellite images from different periods can be used to monitor the evolution of pastoral resources (pasture areas and surface water points) in a given area. Field data, coupled with satellite images, provide a better understanding of livestock transhumance movements in the study area. The objective of this study was to monitor the spatial and temporal evolution of pastoral resources using remote sensing tools in Kossi province. Field data, coupled with satellite images, provide a better understanding of livestock transhumance movements in the study area.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jas.v7i2.14475

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