Vegetation Drought Response Index


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This data represents the dryness of the land surface based on vegetation conditions. The data is created weekly and uses weekly information on precipitation anomalies (namely the Standardized Precipitation Index or SPI) and satellite vegetation condition derived from Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from the MODIS Satellite. These dynamic data sets along with static data sets on land cover, soil water holding capacity, irrigation, ecozones and land surface elevation are used to model the drought severity, based on the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI). The mapcubist model was trained on historical data and applied in real time to the dynamic inputs to produce drought severity ratings. The model is run at a 1km resolution and was developed by the AAFC, the United States Geological Survey and the United States Drought Monitor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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July 7, 2021
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Submitted by Abdulrafi on May 26, 2022 - 11:24 PM

Hello Dear Sir/Madam

This abdul Rafi Rahimi one of Canada IRCC Applicant’s from Kandahar,Afghanistan
I have received your email with Attached Information Form before three months ago on DEC 2021 also i have replied to email with information,
Still i didn’t receive any response from your department i want to know my case status,
kindly please provide me Forms or application number.
If you need anything or more information please let me know.

Waiting for your response

Best Regard
Abdul Rafi Rahimi
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Submitted by open-ouvert on June 13, 2022 - 4:22 PM

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We're sorry to hear about your situation.

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We recommend that you consult the following website for information on special Government of Canada programs to support Afghan nationals:

You may also contact UNHCR Canada at, as well as visit the following Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website for general information about the immigration process to Canada: 

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