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1 A brief on Events International Workshop on Agricultural Risk Management 25 – 27 th October, 2006 Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi & World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Agricultural Meteorology Session XIV (CAgM XIV) 28 Oct. to 3 rd Nov. 2006 Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

2 Structure of WMO 187 Member States It functions through its constituent bodies  CONGRESS  EXECUTIVE COUNCIL  REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS  TECHNICAL COMMISSIONS : Secretariat Headquarters: Geneva

3 Organizational Structure of WMOCONGRESS Executive Council Regional Associations Technical Commissions Working Groups Working Groups Working Groups Panel of Experts WMO Secretariat, Geneva

4 Regional Associations R.A. I Africa R.A.III South America R.A. V South-West Pacific R.A. VI Europe R.A. IV North America, Central America And the Caribbean R.A. II Asia

5 Technical Commissions Basic Commissions  Commission for Basic Systems (CBS)  Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations (CIMO)  Commission for Hydrology (CHy)  Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) Applications Commissions  Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM)  Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM)  Joint WMO/IOC technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology(JCOMM)  Commission for Climatology (CCl) WMO/OMM

6 India’s Role in WMO Founder Member of WMO Regular Member of the Executive Council Operates –Regional Telecom Hub at New Delhi –Regional Specialized Meteorological Center for Tropical Cyclones RSMC –Regional Meteorological Training Center (RMTC) at Pune

7 Agromet Advisory Service for Agrometeorological Risk Management in India

8 Agromet Advisory Services of IMD for Agrometeorological Risk Management Agromet Advisory Service (AAS) bulletins are being issued to the farming community of the country from 22 State Agromet Advisory Service Units of IMD. These are disseminated through All India Radio, Doordarshan, Newspaper, Internet etc. Different weather based advisories including mitigation of prevailing agrometeorological risk like pests and diseases forecasting, frost,fog etc. are being issued regularly.

9 Network of Agromet Advisory Service Units of IMD 22 Agromet Advisory Units

10 Agroclimatic Zones of the Country There are 127 Agroclimatic Zones in the country

11 Establishment of Integrated System involving a number of Stake holders Application of latest technology (GIS,Remote sensing etc.) for preparation of advisories. Complete Automation Dissemination even upto village level Upgradation of Agromet Advisory Service in India

12 Participating Organisation under Integrated AAS India Meteorological Department National Centre for Medium Range Wx Forecasting Ministry of Agriculture State Departments of Agriculture State Agricultural Universities Department of Space Indian Council of Agricultural Research M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Other NGOs

13 International Contribution of IMD WAMIS (World AgroMeteorological Information Service) AlbaniaLesotho AustraliaMalawi BelgiumMalaysia BulgariaNew Zealand Burkina FasoNiger ChilePeru ColombiaPhilippines Côte d'IvoireSADC El SalvadorSouth Pacific EthiopiaSudan EU-MARSSwaziland FijiTanzania GermanyTurkey IndiaUSA Italy Agrometeorological training for a duration of 6 months to WMO member countries Leading role in various Working Groups of CAgM and Preparation of Technical Documents of WMO Supply of requisite agrometeorological data and products Hosting of scientific workshops and seminars

14 More than 160 foreign delegates from about 75 countries and about 40 Indian delegates Participation at the International Workshop and the 14 th Session of CAgM

15 International Workshop on Agricultural Risk Management 25 – 27 th October, 2006 Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi

16 International Workshop on Agrometeorological Risk Management: – Challenges and Opportunities 25-27 October 2006, New Delhi, India Objectives · To identify farmers' coping strategies with risks in different regions of the world, e.g. extreme climatic events (droughts, floods, cyclones, frosts and high winds etc.); To help Reduce vulnerability of different agro-ecosystems to weather and climate related risks and uncertainties, access to technological advances (particularly in developing countries); To review the opportunities for farmers to mitigate risks and uncertainties in different parts of the world, e.g. with structural measures (irrigation, water harvesting, microclimate management and manipulation and other preparedness strategies) and non-structural measures (seasonal climate forecasts, improved application of medium-range weather forecasts). To provide on-farm examples of appropriate coping strategies for minimizing agrometeorological risks and uncertainties for sustainable agriculture. To review, through appropriate case studies, the use of crop insurance strategies and schemes to reduce the vulnerability of the farming communities to agrometeorological risks; To discuss and recommend suitable policy options, such as agrometeorological services for managing risks in different parts of the world.

17 Workshop Sessions Cont.. SESSION 1 OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP SESSION 2 WEATHER AND CLIMATE RISKS, PREPAREDNESS AND COPING STRATEGIES: OVERVIEW SESSION 3 Challenges to coping strategies with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties - regional perspectives SESSION 4 Agrometeorological risks and uncertainties – perspectives for farm application SESSION 5 Coping Strategies with Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties

18 Workshop Sessions Cont.. SESSION 6 Coping with Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties – Policies and Services SESSION 7 WORKSHOP RECOMMENDATIONS SESSION 8 WORKSHOP CLOSURE A Special Evening Symposium Weather Risk Insurance for Agriculture – 26 th October, 2006 18:00 – 20:00 hrs

19 WMO CAgM XIV, 28 Oct. to 3 rd Nov. 2006, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

20 Fourteenth session of the WMO Commission for Agricultural Meteorology 28 October to 3 November 2006, New Delhi, India The Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM) of WMO provides scientific and technical guidance for the implementation of the Agricultural Meteorology Programme of WMO. The Commission co-ordinates: Applications of meteorology to agricultural farming systems, forestry, livestock management and agricultural land use Development of agricultural meteorological services of Members by providing advice on a range of issues. During the Fourteenth Session, the Commission will review ongoing activities and will establish priorities and strategies to carry out work relating to the above objectives for the next four years. Representatives of the 187 Member countries of WMO, United Nations, its subsidiary bodies, other international organizations and non-governmental organizations having consultative status with WMO are invited to attend the session.

21 Commission for Agricultural Meteorology President: R. Motha,USA, Vice President: L. Akeh, Nigeria Management Group (MG) OPEN PROGRAMME AREA GROUPS (OPAGs) OPAG I Agrometeorological Services for Agricultural Production (Chairperson: P. Doraiswamy Co-chairperson: H. Abdalla) OPAG II Support System for Agrometeorological Services (Chairperson: G. Maracchi Co-chairperson: O. Brunini) OPAG III Climate Change / variability & Natural diasters in Agriculture (Chairperson: M. Salinger Co-chairperson: S. Wang))  New Dynamic and proactive structure called Open Programme area Groups (OPAGs) adopted in XIIIth Session of CAgM.  Within in each OPAG there are Expert Teams (ETs) and an Implementation Coordination Teams (ICts).  ETs - for developing solutions to scientific / technical problems and studying issues requiring specific expert knowledge.  ICT – Implementation issues at regional level and coordination of specific results of ETs including capacity building measures.

22 CAgM XIV :Issues to be addressed Agro-meteorological Services for Agricultural Production Support Systems for Agro-meteorological Services Impacts of Climate Variability and Natural Disasters on Agriculture Meteorological support for covering Agricultural Risks Elections for the different positions of CAgM

23 Recent Actions by CAgM Promoting the active use of seasonal to inter- annual climate forecast in agricultural planning operations. Strengthening relevant observation and information networks, including disseminations of information through advisories and warnings. Bottom-up approach for full involvement of farmers to enhance relevance and timely response.

24 Recent Actions (cont.) Promote use of GIS and Remote Sensing for sustainable land management and agroclimatic zoning. Guidance and advice provided to members on validation and application of crop simulation models and other research results at national and regional level. Conduct roving seminars to disseminate results from expert workshops.

25 Advantages to India Excellent occasion to discuss and improve IMD modernization plans with the groups from the world over at side-meetings Great opportunity for our young scientists to meet a large gathering of agricultural and atmospheric scientists from all over the world

26 Thanks

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