Information for specifc countries and regions
The main objective of these seminars is to make farmers more self-reliant by helping them become better informed about effective weather and climate risk management for the sustainable use of natural resources for agricultural production. Another objective is to increase the interactions between the farmers and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of the world.
Part I – Weather and Climate of the Farming Region, Climate Change and Farming Risks
The first half of the seminar is devoted to providing information in local language on the following aspects weather and climate in the region:
c) Future climate change in their region and implications
d) Climatic risk in production of different crops in their region
e) Better risk management
Presentation on the above topics are interactive and promote a good dialogue with farmers.
Part II – Farmer Perception of Weather and Climate Information Provision and Feedback
The second half of the day, following lunch, is devoted to obtaining feedback from the farmers on the weather and climate issues in their farming operations and the nature of assistance they need.
Primary emphasis here is placed on free and frank exchange of ideas and information. This part of the Seminar will be designed in such a way as to engage all the participants in discussions and obtain full information from the farmers on their needs for weather and climate information and the ways and means to improve future communication of weather and climate information to them to facilitate effective operational decision making.
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