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OPAG 3 - Climate Change/Variability and
Natural Disasters in Agriculture

ICCND 3.1 | ETWIPS 3.2 ETURCC 3.3 

 

The goal of the OPAG 3 to summarize, analyze, and report on the status of climate climate/variability studies, mitigation and adaptation strategies, methodologies to reduce of natural disaster impacts, and help improve the utility of long-term climate predictions in agriculture. 

 

Chair Roger STONE RA V (Australia)
Co-Chair Simone ORLANDINI RA VI (Italy)

 

Click Here for Complete OPAG 3 Terms of Reference (PDF)
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This OPAG is composed of one Implementation/Coordination Team (ICT) and two Expert Teams (ET). 

3.1 - Implementation/Coordination Team (ICT) on Climate Change/Variability and Natural Disasters in Agriculture (ICCND)

Terms of Reference for ICCND

(a) To review and coordinate the activities of the OPAG, as well as additional related activities of priority to the Commission, in order to ensure their effective implementation and adoption within Member countries;

(b) To summarize the status of climate change/variability studies as they impact national and regional agriculture, rangelands, forestry and fisheries;

(c) To appraise and report on current capabilities in the analysis of climate change and variability specifically as they relate to and affect agriculture, rangelands, forestry and fisheries at the national and regional levels;

(d) To review the results of climate change and variability scenarios at the regional level and promote appropriate agrometeorological adaptation strategies to mitigate the impacts on the productivity of agricultural, forestry and fisheries;

(e) To identify deficiencies in the operational applications of long-range predictions for agriculture, and make recommendations for improving the technology for the benefit of agriculture at the national and regional levels;

(f) To raise awareness of the work of the OPAG and to capture opportunities for promoting its work;

(g) To liaise with the various coordinators of the CAgM MG, as appropriate, in the implementation of the activities of the team; and

(h) To prepare reports in accordance with timetables established by the OPAGs and/or MG.

Membership for ICCND

Chair Roger STONE RA V (Australia)
Co-Chair Simone ORLANDINI RA VI (Italy)
Barnabas CHPINDU  RA I (Zimbabwe)
Kwon HYOJUNG RA II  (Republic of Korea)
Flavio Barbosa JUSTINO RA III (Brazil)
Clyde FRAISSE  RA IV  (USA)
Flaviana HILARIO RA V (Philippines)
Cathleen FRUHAUF RA VI (Germany)

 

Activities for ICCND

  • To be determined

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3.2 - Expert Team on Weather and Climate Extremes and Impacts and Preparedness Strategies in Agriculture, Rangelands, Forestry, and Fisheries (ETWIPS)

Terms of Reference for ETWIPS

(a) To determine the critical areas by climatic zones where agricultural production is vulnerable to extremes in different regions; and to suggest continuous monitoring strategies for early detection in vulnerable areas;

(b) To appraise and report on current capabilities in the analysis of climate risks and to summarize the different strategies of coping with climate risks in agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries in collaboration with CCl, where appropriate;

(c) To evaluate and further develop methodologies for climate risk mapping for use by insurance industry; and

(d) To submit reports in accordance with timetables established by the OPAG and/or the MG.

Membership for ETWIPS

Leader Goolaup PREMCHAND RA I (Mauritius)
S. Masoud Mostafavi DARANI RA II (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Liliana NÚÑEZ RA III (Argentina)
John PRUEGER RA IV (USA)
Ian BARNES-KEOGHAN RA V  (Australia)
Visnjica VUCETIC RA VI (Croatia)

 

Activities for ETWIPS

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3.3 - Expert Team on the Response of Agricultural Communities to Information on a Changing Climate: Adaptation at the Regional Level (ETRACC)

Terms of Reference for ETRACC

(a) To review and assess the response of agricultural communities to information on a changing climate, in order to improve their capacity to cope with climate variability and change;

(b) To summarize methodologies for the assessment of adaptation measures in order to  cope with climate change/variability and risk management in agriculture;

(c) To assess the current status of communication of climate alert information to the agricultural communities in different Regions, and recommend ways and means of improving dissemination, in collaboration with CCl, where appropriate;

(d) To summarize strategies to cope with climate variability and change and assess their impacts on sustainable agriculture;

(e) To review the strengths and weaknesses of existing provisions in the national policies related to climate extremes impacting on agriculture: and

(f) To submit reports in accordance with timetables established by the OPAG and/or the MG.

Membership for ETRACC

Leader Ward SMITH RA IV (Canada)
Mokhele MOELETSE RA I (South Africa)
Dylia VALEYEVA      RA II (Uzbekistan)
  RA III (Bolivia)
Rosalina DE GUZMAN  RA V (Philiippines)
Pavol NEDJELIK RA VI (Slovakia)

 

Activities for ETRACC

  • Bratislava, Slovakia,  6 May 2011
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