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Near real-time agronomical data collection

Part of the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture, LaCSA









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    Near real-time data collection for pests and diseases outbreak
    Part of the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture, LaCSA
    2022
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    The leaflet presents the tool used in the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture (LaCSA) to collect pest and disease data in near-real time. The real-time pest and disease outbreak data are collected by PPC since many years. Under the collaboration with FAO, the data are now used as part of the LaCSA to produce climate services for farmers at weekly and monthly intervals. Near real-time pests and diseases input forms and incidence reports are also presented. In addition, the leaflet also explains how the new tool helps with strategic pests and disease planning and outbreak management, to improve the capacities of farmers at the local level, and to leverage proactive farming practices. Finally, the leaflet explains how government entities and national and local NGOs who work in agriculture promotion can use this information for capacity building and rural development programs.
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    Weather dependent climate smart recommendations
    Part of the Lao People's Democratic Republic climate services for agriculture (LaCSA)
    2021
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    The Laos Climate Services in Agriculture (LaCSA) system was developed by the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) project Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information System (SAMIS). The LaCSA archives and processes agro-meteorological and climatological data to provide agro-advisory services to next- and end-users. It generates and delivers tailored agro-met services to farmers by analyzing the meteorological data, agriculture data from national databases, and field level data collected by partners to produce seasonal (monthly) and real-time (weekly) agro-advisory in the form of bulletins. The bulletins contain district- and province-specific crop and livestock forecasted climate risks, pest and diseases risk advisory, and climate smart farming recommendations. The production of the recommendations was undertaken by the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and by the CIAT project DeRISK. Jointly these entities collected and systematized detailed agricultural data and experts knowledge throughout the country. The recommendations went through a series of revisions and validations based on feedback from local crop experts. The agricultural recommendations (presented here in English but available in Lao language too) are structured in tables. Rows list the farming activity, and columns contain farming practices by rainfall forecast compared to the climatological average, for which three conditions are possible: normal, wetter than normal, and drier than normal. This leaflet aims to promote fair access and transparency for researchers, development partners, and advisory users. LaCSA is a dynamic system and information can be updated and modified based on new knowledge and need. Authorized representatives will improve the recommendations over time.
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    A Real-Time European Forest Monitoring System – (RT-EFMS)
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    42% of European surface are forest eco-systems facing various impacts by climate change effects, leading to unpredictable outcomes and uncertainties for society and for forest-based industries, a green booster of circular economy. Forest ecosystems are not limited by geo-political borders, creating extra burden by combining and connecting expertise, competences and building knowledge-based capacities for best solutions. Throughout Europe, knowledge, expertise and long-lasting experience exists within various networks of specialists in forest and environmental research. The current tools, instruments, models and networks are insufficient to address the overall complex framework and to provide information and expertise for the adaptation to climate change and for reinforcing resilience in the eco-systems and the depending value chains. The frequencies and the dimension of these impacts require concise actions, huge capacities and competences to be mobilised in a very short manner. Adaptation strategies as well as urgent actions to manage disturbances lack good data and accessible real life-time actual information. Therefore, it is essential to develop a monitoring system that will be based upon a vibrant expert network, connecting local forest information to a European network information system, coordinated by an independent expert team. The system will digest and analyse data to provide actualised knowledge and information back to users to support their specific (local) needs. Essential tools like the Forest Information System for Europe – FISE, developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA) as well as the Copernicus earth observation programmes and many other existing inventories, models, decision support systems etc., could be further fine-tuned by feeding-in regularly actualised data on forest ecosystems. An independent expert group provides forecast information on various scenarios for accompanying forest adaptation and management strategies. Keywords: Monitoring and data collection, Knowledge management, Sustainable forest management, Climate change, Adaptive and integrated management ID: 3483957

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