What is MOCUPP?
Monitoring of land use change within production landscapes linked with land tenure (MOCUPP) is a tool for sustainably managing landscapes where agricultural commodities are grown, in all of the Costa Rican territory.
It generates annual publishing of total land cover maps of agricultural commodities that may be detected using remote sensors (pineapple, pasture, sugar cane, palm oil).
It also generates maps of the deforestation detected within production landscapes.
These maps are published through the Territorial Information System. This allows users to link these maps with land tenure information so they may serve to generate economic incentives for those who avoid deforestation or to process those who infringe the Forestry Laws.
Costa Rican land use change within production units is consolidated through the following stages: