Focus Area 1- Weather and Climate Services for Agriculture
Focus Area 1 will emphasize the improvement and development of agrometeorological products, services and communication to users including early warning systems. It will develop the following deliverables based on a review of existing material as a contribution to the implementation of the GFCS Climate Services Information System and the User Interface Platform.
Deliverables for Expert Team 1.1
(a) Develop or modify agrometeorological tools and applications for the Climate Service Toolkit (CST);
(c) Guidance material on how to best develop agrometeorological decision support systems;
(d) Guidance material on applications of Weather Forecasts for Agriculture such as Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP);
(e) Report on any expertise provided on Agrometeorological Tools and Applications to WMO Members and projects in various countries.
Membership for Expert Team 1.1
Activities for Expert Team 1.1
Deliverables for Expert Team 1.2
(a) Guidance material on user needs and requirements for weather and climate applications in agriculture;
(b) Guidance material on weather and climate economic assessments and weather index insurance products for agriculture;
(c) Report on any expertise provided on feedback mechanisms and outreach of agrometeorological information to WMO Members and projects in various countries.
Membership for Expert Team 1.2
Activities for Expert Team 1.2
Deliverables for Expert Team 1.3
(a) Guidance material on animal/plant pest/disease applications modelling and early warning systems, irrigation scheduling, crop protection, and crop forecasting;
(b) Guidance material on developing crop calendars;
(c) Revision of guidance material on the use of phenology for climate monitoring and crop phenology for agrometeorological monitoring and assessments;
(d) Report on any expertise provided on crop, animal, and pest/disease modelling including aerial dispersion to WMO Members and projects in various countries.
Membership for Expert Team 1.3
Activities for Expert Team 1.3
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