Crop Calendar Launch Event

Hybrid Event, 22/11/2023

Crop Calendar Launch Event

22 November 2023 | 13:15 – 14:30 CET 

Sheikh Zayed Centre 


In occasion of the Tenth Session of the International Plant Treaty Governing Body, taking place in Rome from 20th to 24th November 2023, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will present its latest advancements on the new Crop Calendar Tool. The event happening on November 22nd from 13:15 to 14:30 CET will showcase this tool, its development and its integration into FAO’s Hand in Hand Geospatial Platform (HiH – a web-based tool) and the Digital Services Portfolio (DSP – a mobile application).

What is FAO's Crop Calendar?

FAO's Crop Calendar is a revolutionary tool designed to provide valuable information on sowing and harvesting seasons, along with essential agronomic practices for crops cultivated in specific agroecological zones. This user-friendly resource is tailored to cater to a diverse audience, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity.

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Time   Agenda item and presenter  
13:15 –13:20  Opening remarks  
Mr Chikelu Mba, Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP), FAO 
13:20 –13:25  Introduction to the Crop Calendar 
Ms Arshiya Noorani, Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources Team, NSP, FAO 
13:25 – 13:45  Crop Calendars in Agrometeorology 
Mr Sebastian Grey, Applied Climate Services Division, World Meteorological Organization 
13:45 – 14:05  Developing a Crop Calendar: Experiences from Jordan 
Mr Rawad Sweidan, National Agricultural Research Center, Jordan 
14:05 – 14:20  Crop Calendar: Web-based portal, mobile app and more! 
Mr Karl Morteo, Agro-Informatics, Digitalization and Informatics Division (CSI), FAO 
14:20 –14:25  Moderated Discussion 
14:25 –14:30   Concluding remarks 
Mr Dejan Jakovljevic, Digitalization and Informatics Division (CSI) FAO 
The side event will be moderated by Ms Bonnie Furman, Seeds and Plant Genetic Resources Team, NSP, FAO.