National Progress Reports in Agrometeorology

The WMO Secretariat prepared and circulated a detailed questionnaire for the preparation of National Reports on Progress Made in Agricultural Meteorology by Members per Recommendation 1 of CAgM-XIV. In accordance with this recommendation, the WMO Secretariat will continue to compile the information in a comprehensive database to make it available to members.

2006-2009

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Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
- Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
Argentina -
Austria In preparatory phase

Bangladesh -
Belize None
Bolivia Estudios alternativos de sistemas de cultivo mediante SUKAKOLLOS

Posibilitaron mayor producción consecuente mayor beneficio económico en micro regiones
Bosnia and Herzegovina -
Bulgaria Management of autumn crops sowing minimize damages from winter frosts

Management of spring crops sowing to minimize damage from summer drought

pest and diseases management in dependence of agrometeorological conditions

Irrigation management in dependence of soil moisture reserves spend
Burkina Faso -
Canada S. Sinkala. Analysis of how the information from the AESB-NAIS DroughtWatch web service is utilised by the agriculture industry. Draft completed May 2010.
Cape Verde Climatic indicators for pursuing desertification in Cape Verde- Santiago Island

Rainfall conditions for the culture of Maize in the Island of Santiago- Cape Verde

Impact of climate change on maize corn production in Santiago- Cape Verde
Chile No
Colombia No
Croatia University of Oklahoma, 2009: Cost/Benefit Analysis, chapter in the Final Report for the Meteorological and Hydrological Service of the Republic of Croatia – DHMZ modernization project, 258-296.
Cyprus -
Denmark -
Ecuador No se ha realizado el estudio socio-económico que demuestre el o los beneficios de las aplicaciones agrometeorológicas
El Salvador -
Ethiopia Though it is not a case study but permanently dissemination of agromet services to relevant stakeholders are highly vital in assessing the food security situation, crop performance and evaluation of needy farmers suffering from weather related hazards.
France -
Germany No
Greece -
Hong Kong -
Iran, Islamic Republic of -
Ireland -
Italy -
Japan -
Kazakhstan Our projections are used to identify areas of planting, sowing time, the volume of grain sale, and payment of insurance.
Korea, Republic of Carbon/water budget & Meteorological studies at a crop land in Haenam, Korea (on-going)

Carbon/water budget & Meteorological studies at a rice paddy in Cheongmicheon, Korea (on-going research)

Carbon/water budget & Meteorological studies at a rice paddy in Boseong, Korea (plan)

Prediction of crop production and agro-ecosystem changes using U-IT, remote sensing, and GIS(‘09~’11)

Korea-specific climate change research under the satellite-ecological approach(‘10~’12)
- Carbon storage estimation in agricultural land of Korea
Lao People's Democratic Republic Inundation analysis

Rain fall pattern analysis

Water balance analysis
Lithuania -
Luxembourg -
Malaysia Request of agro meteorological service has increased by 10% to 15% since 2006
Mauritius -
Moldova, Republic of Agroclimatic study contributes to the rational allocation of agricultural enterprises and selection of the best practices for increase of agricultural output.
Morocco Currently, DMN conducts a studz for assessing socio-economic impact of meteorological information especially for agriculture sector.
Mozambique -
Netherlands -
New Zealand Use of drought and seasonal forecasting analysis in Northland during
2009/2010 to provide early warning and material for planning drought
recovery.

Use of climate monitoring in the analysis of farming system change in the
north east of the South Island.

Use of pasture growth model output to inform an emerging milk solids futures
market.

Collaboration with Dairy Farming Research Company to monitor and model
on-farm milk solids production and economic return.

Collaboration with Agricultural Research Institute to model Nitrate and
Phosphate leaching from fertiliser application
Niger -
Nigeria STRENGTHING THE CAPACITY FOR PROVIDING RELIABLE PLANTING DATE FORECAST IN NIGERIA (START PROJECT, 2005/6).
Peru -
Philippines Studies have been done on the economic value of seasonal climate forecast but none on the benefits of agrometorologica service
Portugal Economic Impacts of Extreme Weather Events and Potential Benefits of Agrometeorological Information (report for Working Group on Agricultural Meteorology of RAVI)
Romania National Excellence Research Program / 2006-2009:
• AGRAL 61: Research – developing wind equipment to irrigate areas of poor agroclimatic conditions, experimenting, certifying and producing - INISA;
• BIOTECH 133: Integrated system to manage phytosanitary risks about to appear in the Romanian agriculture - EMERISK;
• BIOTECH 88: Integrated system to limit damages caused by pathogenic bacteria (Erwinia amylovora and bacteria nucleating ice), by sustainable use of antagonistic micro-organisms‘ stems - POMONA;
• MENER 756: Environmental impact of hydro-climatic and pedo-geomorphological risks on Barlad Basin-IRIS.
2. National Programme of Research (2007-2013). Thematic area: Agriculture and food safety, and the protection of natural resources:
• GRIMP-CLIM 51-073: Ways to mitigate climatic change impacts on wheat crops in Southern Romania;
• CLIMPACTPOMI 51-059: Evaluating the climatic change impacts on Romania’s agroclimatic potential in order to zone fruit-growing yields;

Grant Project funded by World Bank and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Romania called “Research and extension of risk management through derivatives agro -pedoclimatic climatic factors” (2008-2010). The project aims to implement crop insurance financial products based on crop climatic indicators (weather derivatives). Insurance market based on climatic indicators is a new alternative for the farmer to cover risks caused by extreme weather events (drought, floods).

International scientific cooperation projects:
1. INTERREG III B (EU Comunnity Initiative Programme for Transnational Cooperation in Spatial Development): ACCRETe / Agriculture and Climate Changes: how to Reduce human Effects and Threats / 2005-2007;
2. FP6/CECILIA project: Central and Eastern European Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment – CECILIA (2006-2009), WP6 - Climate change impacts on agriculture and forestry sectors;
3. INTERREG IVC (Innovation and Environment, Regions of Europe Sharing Solutions): Project 0541R2 WATER CoRe / Water scarcity and drought, coordinated actions in European regions, 2010-2013.
4. Program for Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST):
- Action 725: “Establishing a European phenological data platform for climatological applications” (2004-2009);
- Action 734 (continuation of Action 718): “Impacts of variability and climate changes on the European agriculture – CLIVAGRI” (2006-2010).
Russian Federation The advices to adapt the agronomical production to climate change;

Assessment of the agricultural losses due the dangerous argo-meteorological phenomena.
Serbia Agrometeorological/meteorological/climatological information usage in various aspects of agricultural production and related scientific research continued to increase during the previous period. Mean-while, there were no extensive studies about socio-economic benefits of agrometeorological service.
Slovakia -
Slovenia Alp – Water- Scarce Project

Drought Management Centre for SE Europe (DMCSEE)

SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme
South Africa -
Spain The economic value obtained from the local probabilistic quantitative forecasts of some meteorological parameters of interest for the agrarian sector is routinely assessed

Economic value obtained from meteorological fire danger index forecasts.
Sudan Capacity building and distribution of rainfall gauges in El Gadarif (area of sorghum production) Eastern Sudan
Switzerland -
Tajikistan Protection of agricultural holding damage caused by hail

Prevention organization and farmers from the dangerous phenomenon
Thailand The agrometeorological service products such as agrometeorological information and agriculture drought indicies & flooding etc.,can help governmental departments and farmers for theirs decision-making.

For the rainfall information, it can help governmental departments to make correct decisions and Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives for crop insurance.
Turkey -
Ukraine -
United States USDA management use U.S. Drought Monitor to designate areas that receive disaster relief

USDA management use early warnings of potential extreme weather to prepare response strategies in agricultural areas
Uzbekistan Evaluation of the economic efficiency provided by the agrometeorological information
Zimbabwe The agricultural inputs provided by NGOs and the Government of Zimbabwe are packaged basing on the seasonal predictions of rainfall, differing from place to place.

The Tsakhare community save electricity and water by irrigating when theere is no meaningful rainfall expected in the coming few days.
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