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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Nigeria

  1. Part 1 - Organization
    1. 1.1. Number of institutions engaged in Agrometeorology-related work in your country .....10
    2. 1.2. Resources and Facilities (please give number)
      1. 1.2a. Approximate no. of persons in Agricultural Meteorology
        1. NMHS
          1. - Total Number .....18
          2. - Class I-II .....10
          3. - Class III-IV .....3
          4. - Others .....5
          5. - PhD .....N/A
      2. 1.2b. Facilities available to Agricultural Meteorology Division
        1. NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....10
          2. - Personal computers .....8
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....1
          4. - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis .....N/A
    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) .....N/A
        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) .....4
  2. Part 2 - Agrometeorological Observations
    1. NMHS
      1. Prior to 2006 (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....20
        2. - New instruments added .....1
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....4
      2. Current (2009) (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....22
        2. - New instruments added .....3
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....8
  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? .....Yes
      2. - Is the agrometeorological service at headquarters only? .....No
      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
      DEKAD AGROMETEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN

      ANNUAL RAINFALL/RAINDAYS BULLETIN FOR EARLY WARNING

      PREDICTION OF ONSET/CESSATION OF GROWING SEASON

      PREDICTION OF RAINFALL MONTHLY/SEASONAL AMOUNTS

      SOIL MOISTURE INDECES FOR EARLY WARNING

      PROVISION OF BIOMETRIC DATA ON POULTRY PRODUCTION

      PROVISION OF RAINFALL INTENSITY DATA (curves)

      POTENTIAL EVAPOTRANSPIRATION INFORMATION

      SOLAR RADIATION DATA
    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Bulletins .....Yes
      2. - Brochures .....No
      3. - Radio and TV .....No
      4. - Press releases .....Yes
      5. - Workshops and seminars .....Yes
      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?
        www.nimetng.org
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        DEKAD AGROMETEOROLOGICAL BULLETIN

        PREDICTION OF ONSET/CESSATION /LENGTH OF RAINY SEASON
    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
        LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT/MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

        NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL & EXTENSION LIAISON SERVICES (NAELS)

        MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES

        TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY, BAUCHI

        FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

        INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, SAMARU, ABU ZARIA

        NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE CORPERATION
      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        NIGERIAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY (NMetS)

        NIGERIAN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY/ACTION TEAM (NEST)

        AFRICAN RADIO DRAMA ASSOCIATION (ARDA)
    6. 3.6. Media interaction: routinely/in person
      1. - Television .....Yes
      2. - Radio .....Yes
      3. - Electronic .....Yes
      4. - Newspaper/magazine .....Yes
    7. 3.7. Awareness and training events conducted with
      1. - Cooperatively with other Ministry or Sector .....Yes
      2. - Cooperatively with other University .....Yes
      3. - Cooperatively with NGO .....Yes
      4. - At regular intervals? .....Yes
      5. - Do meteorologists/climatologists attend with sector reps.? .....Yes
  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 .....No
      3. 4.3. Linkage between agrometeorological models and atmospheric forecast and general circulation models .....No
      4. 4.4. Development of applications using seasonal to interannual predictions in agriculture .....No
      5. 4.5. Macroclimatic, mesoclimatic and microclimatic research .....No
      6. 4.6. Influence of meteorological factors on livestock husbandry .....Yes
      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 .....No
      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 .....No
      11. 4.11. Research on remote-sensing application in agrometeorology .....No
      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 .....No
      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 .....No
      16. 4.16. Research on fire weather agrometeorology .....No
  5. Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
    1. - Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
      STRENGTHING THE CAPACITY FOR PROVIDING RELIABLE PLANTING DATE FORECAST IN NIGERIA (START PROJECT, 2005/6).
  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.
      STATISTICAL MODEL

      FAO-PENMAN-MONTEITH REFERENCE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION.

      SPI MODEL

      SOIL MOISTURE INDEX MODEL

      HYDROLOGICAL RATIO MODEL
  7. Part 7 - Drought Indicies
    1. - Please list the five most-used drought indices in your service.
      Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)

      Hydrological Ratio (HR)

      Soil Moisture Index (SMI)
  8. Part 8 - Societies
    1. - Please list any agricultural meteorology societies active in your country.
      NIGERIAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
  9. Part 9 - Bibliography
    1. - Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      AJAEZI, GO, 1991; COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS OF ESTIMATING THE LENGTH OF PLANTING SEASON IN NIGERIA- PENAMN-BASED AND STATISTICAL CLIMATOLOGY APPROACH

      AJAEZI, GO, 1997; REFERENCE CROP EVAPOTRANSPIRATION FOR NIGERIA: A COMPARISON OF FAO-PENMAN AND FAO-PENMAN-MONTEITH REFERENCE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION.

      AKEH, LE, ANUFOROM, AC, OGUNWALE, MA, AJAEZI, GO, & ADEJOKUN, VF, 2003; IMPACTS OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE ON CROP YIELD IN NIGERIA

      ANUFOROM, AC, OGUNWALE, MA, & AJAEZI, GO, 2004; IMPORTANCE OF METEOROLOGY TO ORANGE CITRUS CROP PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA

      EKWUEM, E, AJAZEI, GO, & OKULAJA, 2000; AN AGROMETEOROLOGICAL APPLICATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD SECURITY.

      AJAEZI, GO ETEL, 1997; IS DROUGHT/FAMINE A CLIMATE CHANGE? - A CASE STUDY AT READING UNIVERSITY.

      NNOLI, NO, AJAEZI, GO, 2002; YEAR 2002 RAINFALL PREDICTION EVALUATION AND IMPLICATIONS IN NIGERIA.

      OGUNWALE, MA, NNOLI, NO, GBUYIRO, SO, AJAEZI, GO, NKEMAKOLA, JU, & ADEJOKUN, VF, 2005/2006); STRENGTHING THE CAPACITY FOR PROVIDING RELIABLE PLANTING DATE FORECAST IN NIGERIA (START PROJECT).

      ANUFOROM, AC, UKEJE, JE, AJAEZI, GO, ALOZIE, JE, 2008; CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE 2008 WORLD FOOD DAY.

      ANUFOROM, AC, UKEJE, JE, AJAEZI, GO, KEMAKOLAM, JU & OYEWOLE, S, 2009; ASSESSMENT OF ANNUAL SOIL MOISTURE VARIATION AND CROP YIELD IN NIGERIA.

      AUFOROM, AC, UKEJE, JE, AJAEZI, GO, ADEJOKUN, VF, 2009; NIMET’S AGRO-CLIMATE INFORMATION SERVICES: A VITAL TOOL FOR MANAGING FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA, (A PAPER PRESENTED AT THE 2009 WORLD FOOD DAY SYMPOSIUM: ‘‘ ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS’’, ABUJA-KEFFI, TUDUN WADA, NASARAWA STATE, 15TH OCTOBER 2009)

      ADELUGBA & AJAEZI, GO, 2006; CROP YIELD PREDICTION USING TIME SERIES AND REGRESSTION ANALYSIS OF CLIMATIC VARIABLES AT IBADAN.

      AJAEZI, GO, & ESTIMATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF DROUGHT SEVERITY OVER SELECTED STATIONS IN NIGERIA.

      OZOUDE, AO, & AJAEZI, GO, 2004; DETERMINATION OF ONSET, CESSATION AND LENGTH OF GROWING SEASON, THEIR COMPARISON AND PREDICTABILITY AT BENIN AND ENUGU.

      ELEGBUNAM C & AJAEZI, GO, 2008; THE EFFECT OF SOIL MOISTURE ON CROPS USING HYDROLOGICAL RATIO AND SOIL MOISTURE INDEX.

      NIMET SEASONAL RAINFALL PREDICTION & SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATION IN NIGERIA, (2005-2009)

      NIMET NIGERIA ANNUAL CLIMATE REVIEW (2004- 2009)
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