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Agro-ecological zones

Assessing alternatives for future cropping systems










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    The leaflet presents the activities of the second component of the project “Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information Systems (SAMIS) to improve adaptation to climate change and food security in Lao PDR”. The Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) under the Ministry of Agriculture (MAF) has, with financial support of FAO Laos and financial support by GEF, produced the national soil map in the country. Soil mapping is the process of delineating natural bodies of soils, classifying and grouping the delineated soils into map units, and capturing soil property information for interpreting and depicting soil spatial distribution on a map and containing a database of soil properties (soil pH, textures, organic matter, depths of horizons, etc.). It is typically the end result of a soil survey inventory. The map will be used by DALaM for calculating suitability and crop productivity today and in the future. The map will feed into the Land Resource Information Management System (LRIMS), a support tool for socio-economic and agricultural policy planning that provides crop modelling for the past and the future.
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    Training needs assessment and proposed capacity development programme for agro-ecological zoning applications 2020
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    The project “Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information Systems (SAMIS) to improve adaptation to climate change and food security in Lao PDR” has the objective to enhance capacities to gather, process, analyse, and share climatic and geospatial information so that these can be applied to planning and decision-making. The present Training Need Assessment determines the training needs for the activities of the project related to the development of the Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS), the Agro-Ecological Zoning (AEZ) and the socio-agricultural scenarios. This document also discussed the procedure for implementing the training process including in-country and overseas trainings. This assessment has been developed by the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry but will benefit a multiplicity of national level actors.
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    Climate maps for the Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Part of the Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS)
    2021
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    Downscaling climate observation is part of the activities of the second component of the project “Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information Systems (SAMIS) to improve adaptation to climate change and food security in Lao PDR”. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) and the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) are developing climate maps that depict climatic variables at a geographical scale for the past and future. Each map usually shows one type of variable, most commonly either temperature or precipitation. Climate-related variables that will be mapped are humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed, sunlight hours etc. The outputs will support the development of agro-ecological zoning and feed into the Land Resource Information Management System (LRMIS) to be used for agricultural and adaptation policy development.

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