Significant changes took place in the land cover of the Aghdam District in 2016-2021, Report informs citing an article, entitled “Mapping of LC/LU changes inside Aghdam District of the Karabakh economics region applying object-based satellite image analysis mapping based on directional analysis”.

It is noted that the vegetation cover has significantly decreased (10.2%), the area unsuitable for agriculture has increased (11.8%). Based on the nearest neighboring classification method (NNC), a number of negative changes in land use were identified: forest and pasture lands decreased by 9.8%, degraded lands increased by 35%, and infertile lands by 4.4%.