FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Training on agrometeorological services and early warning systems in Central Asia

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 02/12/2019 - 06/12/2019

The Europe and Central Asia region is prone to various natural hazards, including floods, droughts, hails, avalanches, landslides, and storms. With climate change, these extreme weather events as well as temperature and precipitation changes are expected to increase in frequency and severity and threaten to reduce yields and productivity in crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry in many areas of the region as well as impact food security, nutrition and ecosystem services.

The main objective of the training is to enhance the capacity of agro-meteorological divisions and national early warning system on the use of satellite/market based data and tools for the provision of reliable, timely and accurate agrometeorological services and agricultural early warning information to decision makers within the agriculture and food security sector including farmers.

Specific objectives of the training will be as follows:

  1. CACILM project will be used as a platform for regional developments and capacity development in using remote sensing/climate information and crop/agricultural monitoring techniques.
  2. Promote technical cooperation among countries and among national institutions and stakeholders in information sharing and food security monitoring