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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27/10/2022
Farmers, agricultural researchers, experts, and policymakers across Lao PDR have easier access to more and better info than ever before...
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09/09/2022
After more than three year of operation, the LaCSA has become an established reality in the digital agriculture system of...
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19/08/2022
Under the SAMIS analyses, policy recommendations containing proposed actions and strategies were elaborated in the form of a pathway action...

Publications

Building coffee resilient pathways in Lao People's Democratic Republic
2022
The booklet presents the result of the activities undertaken by the projects “Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information Systems (SAMIS) to improve adaptation to climate change and food security in Lao People's Democratic Republic” and “Sustainable Productivity in agriculture in the context of Climate Smart Agriculture and Agro-ecology”. In the leaflet, the story map of the coffee crops production system is analysed using the agro-ecological zoning future crop suitability maps and multiple foresight analysis tools. All elements of the crops value chain are identified, as well as current and future risks and opportunities. Based on these analyses, the policy recommendations containing proposed actions and strategies are elaborated in the form of a pathway action plan. This story map was produced by national experts and its validity was confirmed and tested by field missions and national expert meetings, which involved local experts and various stakeholders, including farmers and private sector. The main beneficiary of this leaflet should be the policy and the decision-makers at the local and national level.