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Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information System (SAMIS)

What's SAMIS?

The project “Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information Systems (SAMIS) to improve adaptation to climate change and food security in LAO PDR” is increasing decision-making and planning capacity for the agricultural sector at national and decentralized levels in Lao PDR. Its objective is to enhance capacities to gather, process, analyse, and share climatic and geospatial information so that these can be applied to planning and decision-making.

As the small scale, the project is building the infrastructure and a comprehensive agro-climatic monitoring and information capacity focused on boosting sustainable production by optimizing farmers and smallholders resilience against climate change. Farmers will therefore be able to take informed judgements about the most appropriate technologies and approaches in face of climate vagaries.

At the national level, detailed future prevision of crop distribution and productivity as well as socio-economical acceptability of farming and cropping systems that will results due to the impact of climate change.

Latest News

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29/07/2019
The Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALAM) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is hosting an international advanced...
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15/07/2019
Bangkok, July 15th  — The Division of the Climatology and Agro-meteorology of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) of...
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25/06/2019
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Laos exhibits its knowledge products at a booth in...

Publications

Land Resource Information Management System (LRIMS)
2019
Land Resource Information Management System (LRIMS) The GIS unit of the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest of Lao PDR developing of Land Resource Information Management System (LRIMS) database. First, the DALaM has been establishing formal agreements for data sharing with a multiplicity of national partners for data exchange, including provincial administration boundary, district administration boundary, built up areas of Laos, roads, and rivers, population growth rate, migration, reservoir, and flooding and irrigated areas. The national data collection process include the preparation of a cropland cover map and the updating of the soil map. In addition, district level Land Utilization Type data is being finalized. Secondly, all these data will be included in the LRIMS that is constituted by a web enabled geo-spatial database system aimed to support policy options designing and land management planning. All these data will be used to establish present and future Agro-Ecological Zoning (AEZ) which will enable policy and decision makers to access detailed future prevision of crop distribution and productivity as well as socio-economical acceptability of farming and cropping systems the impact of climate change in crop production will be calculated (for example, in 20, 50 and 100 years’ time).