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.




  1. Part 1 - Organization
    1. 1.1. Number of institutions engaged in Agrometeorology-related work in your country .....N/A
    2. 1.2. Resources and Facilities (please give number)
      1. 1.2a. Approximate no. of persons in Agricultural Meteorology
        1. NMHS
          1. - Total Number .....11
          2. - Class I-II .....3
          3. - Class III-IV .....5
          4. - Others .....N/A
          5. - PhD .....3
      2. 1.2b. Facilities available to Agricultural Meteorology Division
        1. NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....N/A
          2. - Personal computers .....1
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....1
          4. - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis .....1
    3. 1.3. Training and Education (Training and Education of Agricultural Meteorology personnel since 1999)
      1. NMHS
        1. - No of persons who received advanced degrees (M.Sc, Ph.D) .....5
        2. - No of persons who attended long term training courses .....N/A
        3. - No of persons who attended short term seminars, workshops (1-2 weeks) .....2
  2. Part 2 - Agrometeorological Observations
    1. NMHS
      1. Prior to 2006 (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....50
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....30
      2. Current (2009) (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....50
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....30
  3. Part 3 - Agrometeorological Services for Agriculture
    1. 3.1. Service structure (Indicate where agrometeorological services are located in your country)
      1. - Is the agrometeorological service constituted as a separate unit? .....No
      2. - Is the agrometeorological service at headquarters only? .....Yes
      3. - Are there agrometeorological services in different regions? .....Yes
    2. 3.2. Please list the agrometeorological products and other services for agriculture products provided by your service
      Monthly agrometeorological report

      Monthly climatic bulletin

      Weekly report in “Farmer newspaper”

      Data support for modelers in operational use

      Occasional reports in radio and/or TV
    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Bulletins .....Yes
      2. - Brochures .....No
      3. - Radio and TV .....Yes
      4. - Press releases .....Yes
      5. - Workshops and seminars .....No
      6. - Interactions with farmers and/or farmer groups .....Yes
    4. 3.4. Agrometeorological Information on the Internet
      1. - Does your service have an Internet web page?
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        Maps of temperature, precipitation, snow cover, ground temperature, NDVI
    5. 3.5. Collaboration with other organizations (including important achievements)
      1. 3.5a. Please list the names of the governmental ministries/institutions that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        Ministry of Environment

        Ministry of Agriculture

        Slovak Agricultural University, Comenius University

        Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute

        Central and Testing Institute in agriculture
      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        Association of cities and villages
    6. 3.6. Media interaction: routinely/in person
      1. - Television .....No
      2. - Radio .....No
      3. - Electronic .....Yes
      4. - Newspaper/magazine .....Yes
    7. 3.7. Awareness and training events conducted with
      1. - Cooperatively with other Ministry or Sector .....No
      2. - Cooperatively with other University .....Yes
      3. - Cooperatively with NGO .....No
      4. - At regular intervals? .....No
      5. - Do meteorologists/climatologists attend with sector reps.? .....No
  4. Part 4 - Agrometeorological Research
    1. Please indicate the agrometeorological research conducted in your service
      1. 4.1. Influence of meteorological factors on the growth, development, yield and quality of agricultural crops .....Yes
      2. 4.2. Development of methods for agrometeorological forecasting and assessment of present condition .....Yes
      3. 4.3. Linkage between agrometeorological models and atmospheric forecast and general circulation models .....Yes
      4. 4.4. Development of applications using seasonal to interannual predictions in agriculture .....No
      5. 4.5. Macroclimatic, mesoclimatic and microclimatic research .....Yes
      6. 4.6. Influence of meteorological factors on livestock husbandry .....No
      7. 4.7. Influence of meteorological and climatological factors on inland coastal and marine fisheries .....No
      8. 4.8. Protection of plants and livestock against adverse weather .....Yes
      9. 4.9. Agrometeorological conditions for the development of crop and livestock pests and diseases .....Yes
      10. 4.10. Research on the impact of agricultural activities that possibly influence weather and climate at local, national, and global levels .....Yes
      11. 4.11. Research on remote-sensing application in agrometeorology .....Yes
      12. 4.12. Research into agrometeorological aspects of drought and desertification .....Yes
      13. 4.13. Research on potential impacts of climate change/variability on national agriculture, rangelands, forestry, and fisheries .....Yes
      14. 4.14. Research on mitigation and adaptation strategies due to impacts of climate change/variability and natural disasters in agriculture .....Yes
      15. 4.15. Research on the impact of natural disasters on agriculture, rangelands, forestry, and fisheries .....Yes
      16. 4.16. Research on fire weather agrometeorology .....Yes
  5. Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
    1. - Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
  6. Part 6 - Models
    1. - Information on practical crop-yield models, irrigation, disease/pest model, etc. (even if they are in the initial stages of development). Please list the ten most-used models in your service.


      Local model for the prediction of grape diseases




  7. Part 7 - Drought Indicies
    1. - Please list the five most-used drought indices in your service.

      Water Stress Deficit

      Relative Evapotranspiration
  8. Part 8 - Societies
    1. - Please list any agricultural meteorology societies active in your country.
      Slovak Bioclimatological Society
  9. Part 9 - Bibliography
    1. - Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      HRVOĽ, J., ŠVARENINA, J., ŠVARENINOVÁ, J., TOMLAIN, J. and NELEDLIK, P.: Progress in dryness and wetness parameters in altitudinal vegetation stages of West Carpathians: Time-series analysis 1951–2007. In Időjárás : Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service. - Budapest : Hungarian Meteorological Service, 2009, 2009, vol. 113, no. 1-2, P. 47-54.

      NEJEDLIK, P.: Climate change and possible adaptations. In. Energy and Climate Change. In: Proceedings from the National Convent on Climate Change. Bratislava 2009. ISBN 978-80-8106-021-2, In Slovak

      NEJEDLIK, P, TEKUSOVA M. 2008. Phenological Response to the cCimate in the Extreme Years in Northern Carpathian. ICB2008, Ecosystem.

      NOVÁKOVÁ, M.: Interpolation of meteorological data for monitoring of the development and crop yield estimation. In: Proceedings of Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute 29, Bratislava 2007, In Slovak

      SAMUHEL, P., ŠIŠKA, B.: Parameterization of crop simulation model "CERES-Maize" in Nitra Dolná Malanta. In: Journal of environmental engineering and landscape management : Research Journal of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. - Vilnius, Litva : Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. - ISSN 1648-6897. - Vol. 15, no. 1 (2007), p. 25-30

      ŠIŠKA, B., TAKÁČ, J.: Climate Change and Agriculture of Slovak Republic: Impacts, Adaptations and Possible Solutions. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Slovenská bioklimatologická spoločnosť, 2008. 66 s. Štúdia Slovenskej bioklimatologickej spoločnosti pri SAV, XXI. ISBN 978-80-228-2009-7. In. Slovak

      ŠIŠKA, B., TAKÁČ, J.: Drought analyses of agricultural regions as influenced by climatic conditions in the Slovak Republic. In Időjárás : Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service. - Budapest : Hungarian Meteorological Service, 2009, 2009, vol. 113, no. 1-2, s. 135-143.

      TAKÁČ, J., ŠIŠKA, B.: Climate change impact on spring barley and winter wheat yields on danubian lowland In: Eds. Střelcova et al.: Bioclimatology and Natural hazards. Springer, 2009, chapter 12, 283-288.
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