Thumbnail Image

Near real-time data collection for pests and diseases outbreak

Part of the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture, LaCSA









Also available in:

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Near real-time agronomical data collection
    Part of the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture, LaCSA
    2022
    Also available in:

    The leaflet presents the tool used in the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture (LaCSA) to collect agronomical data in near-real time. 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 agronomical data includes sowing, flowering, harvesting and pest and disease information. Input forms and incidence reports are also presented. In addition, the leaflet also explains how the new tool helps with strategic crop 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.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Weather dependent climate smart recommendations
    Part of the Lao People's Democratic Republic climate services for agriculture (LaCSA)
    2021
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    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.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Characterizing livestock markets for real-time decision-making: the Market Profiling Application 2019
    Also available in:

    Livestock markets are a “hotspot” of disease risk along the value chain as many animals of different origin are combined into a single location. Moreover, as markets occur during periods of high stress for animals (e.g. transport), the need to identify and monitor the risk of disease transmission becomes particularly urgent. Traditionally, studies documenting the risk of disease spread through livestock markets have mostly been limited to static data gathering efforts and obsolete processing technologies. As a result, the findings rarely have practical significance at the field level, where disease control and prevention actions are applied. In addition, veterinary services are facing increasing pressure from emerging zoonotic and transboundary diseases. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important to prioritize response activities in times of reduced resource allocation. The Market Profiling Application (MPA) developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an online, dynamic, real-time application to systematically collect, display and analyse epidemiologically relevant market data.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.