AGROMET CSA 2021

International School of Agrometeorology
1st Edition

A capacity-building training course for young researchers and professionals

Transfer the know-how on how Agricultural Meteorology can contribute to Climate Smart Agriculture

Who is it for?

The 2-weeks online course “Agriculture Meteorology for a Climate Smart Agriculture” intended to provide young researchers and professionals with high-level innovative knowledge and skills on the most advanced technologies for the agrometeorological analysis and monitoring applied to a sustainable agricultural development under climate change.

Participants

The 43 participants of the training course come from 19 Countries, and most of them work in the field of meteorology, agro-meteorology, climate, and agricultural engineering, while some are PhD students.

Organizers and Trainers

The school was co-organized by the World Meteorological Organization Regional Training Center in Italy, operated by the Institute of BioEconomy of the National Research Council with the Italian Association of Agrometeorology, AIAM, and the technical support of FAO.

 

Twenty high level experts were involved as trainers for the school, coming from FAO, ESA, Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, CNR-IBE.

Topics

  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Climate information Services 
  • Copernicus, databases, instruments/tools 
  • How agribusiness and agricultural meteorology can contribute to CSA
  • Principles of Climate and Risk Communication
  • Flux measurements and remote sensing in agriculture 
  • Supporting Resilient Agricultural Investments through Climate Risk Profiling
  • Extreme events, risk reduction, Early Warning Systems
  • Digital and participatory climate services for agriculture
  • Improved business through seasonal forecasting

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