National Soil Information System In Yemen & Status And Challenges
http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership This presentation was made during the Inception Workshop on Regional Soil Partnership and MENA Soil Information System that took place in Amman, Jordan 1-5 April 2012. The presentation was made by Nadher E. Ahmed Al Absi, and it presents the National Soil Information System In Yemen & Status And Challenges. ©FAO: http://www.fao.org
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National Soil Information System
Status And Challenges
Republic of Yemen
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
& Extension Authority
About me :
Name : Nadher E. Ahmed Al Absi.
Country : Republic Of Yemen.
Host institution : Agricultural Research & Extension
Authority , (AREA).
Renewable Neutral Resources Research
Center (RNRRC) .
Job : soil & water researcher.
Scientific Degree : PhD
Title Of thesis : ( LIS and DSS for management
land Reclamation project ).
Email : Nadher_absi@yahoo.com.
About Yemen :
Site : South Waste Arab peninsula ,it lies
between Latitudes 12◦ and 23 ◦ N and
Longitudes 42 ◦ and 54 ◦ E.
Area : 455,024 square km = 45,550,245 ha.
Cultivation Land : 1,240,988 ha=2.7 % Of total area .
Non suitable land :39,000,000 ha = 85.4 % of total area
( national degradation study , 2002 )
Population : 20 million (2004), Expected that
Reached to 50 million(2031)in growth
population 3.1, (statistical office ,2004).
Land Resources In Yemen :
Land resources are extremely limited in Yemen.
Most Of agricultural Land is Mountain terraces.
the population density is very high in these areas.
coastal and plain lands are also limited due to
Land degradation and desertification are
Climate change is a critical issue in Yemen .
Water is a limited resource in Yemen.
Previous study reports. اﻠﺳﺎﺑﻗﺔواﻠﺘﻗﺎرﻳﺮاﺴﺎتراﻠﺪ
Yemen Basins and Watershed
Land cover type Area,km2 % Mha
Bare area 410999.69 90.536 41.100
Natural vegetation 31739.79 6.992 3.174
Wetlands 2918.31 0.643 0.292
Water bodies 20.76 0.005 0.002
Built up area 386.97 0.085 0.039
Crop land 6638.1
Total 7895.95 1.739 0.790
Grand total of Yemen 453961.47 100 45.396
Yemen Vegetation Map
Yemen Land Degradation Map
Types and Areas of degradation land
Soil Map of western Yemen ,1983
Situation soil classification map
Type of Soil Map year Institution Resource of data Scale
Western part of
Land Sat 3
National Soil Map 2007 RNRRC
Land sat 7-2007
Land Use In Western Part Of Yemen
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ﻭﺍﻟﻣﺩﻳﺭﻳﺎﺕ ﺍﻟﻣﺣﺎﻓﻅﺎﺕ ﻣﺳﺗﻭﻯ ﻋﻠﻰ
Research Studies & activities on
Governorates & Districts Level
Soil Map Of Haja Governorate
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Entering soil date, especially (physical and
chemical soil properties)
Update Soil Map For western Part of Yemen .
Rewrite Soil Report.
Update Soil Database.
Input the date by SOTR .
Complete National Soil Map Suitability .
Complete National Land use Map .
Study Effect Climate Change on Soil properties
Study Effect Climate Change on Land use.
Study Effect Climate Change on organic carbon .
Thank you So Much