Terra-i user manual for monitoring land-cover changes is now available

Terra-i, a project by CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) and Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) research areas, presents its “User manual – Near real-time monitoring system for the detection of vegetation loss in the tropics.” The manual is a technical guide that explains step by step the process to use satellite information to issue early warnings on land-cover changes. It is freely available for download, and is targeted to technicians involved in mapping deforestation and land-use changes, interested in the applicability of the resulting data in a range of fields, such as identification of areas of interest for implementing REDD+ projects, capacity strengthening for protected areas management, surveillance of micro watersheds, impact analysis of environmental policies, among other applications. All of this aimed at contributing to forest preservation and management.