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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Malaysia

  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 .....41
          2. - Class I-II .....4
          3. - Class III-IV .....36
          4. - Others .....1
          5. - PhD .....N/A
      2. 1.2b. Facilities available to Agricultural Meteorology Division
        1. NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....0
          2. - Personal computers .....40
          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) .....1
        2. - No of persons who attended long term training courses .....1
        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 .....170
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....70
      2. Current (2009) (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....250
        2. - New instruments added .....2
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....100
  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? .....Yes
      3. - Are there agrometeorological services in different regions? .....No
    2. 3.2. Please list the agrometeorological products and other services for agriculture products provided by your service
      10 Day Agrometeorological Bulletin

      Agroclimatic Analysis and Outlook

      Crop Zonation and Agroclimatic Clasifications

      Outlook of Fish Forecasting

      Fire Danger Rating System for Malaysia and ASEAN
    3. 3.3. Types and forms of service provided by the agrometeorology unit
      1. - Bulletins .....Yes
      2. - Brochures .....Yes
      3. - Radio and TV .....Yes
      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.met.gov.my
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        10 Day Agrometeorological Bulletin

        Agroclimatic Analysis and Outlook

        Crop Zonation and Agroclimatic Clasifications

        Outlook of Fish Forecasting

        Fire Danger Rating System for Malaysia and ASEAN
    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
        Malaysian Agriculture Research & Development Institute (MARDI)

        Malaysian Department of Agriculture
      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        N/A
    6. 3.6. Media interaction: routinely/in person
      1. - Television .....No
      2. - Radio .....Yes
      3. - Electronic .....No
      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 .....No
      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 .....Yes
      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 .....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 .....Yes
      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 .....No
      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 .....No
      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.
      Request of agro meteorological service has increased by 10% to 15% since 2006
  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.
      DSSAT (Initial stages)
  7. Part 7 - Drought Indicies
    1. - Please list the five most-used drought indices in your service.
      SPI –Standardized Precipitation Index

      Rainfall – Prohibition of Open Burning Advisory
  8. Part 8 - Societies
    1. - Please list any agricultural meteorology societies active in your country.
      N/A
  9. Part 9 - Bibliography
    1. - Please provide a short bibliography of relevant papers/reports published by your service.
      The Effect of Climate Change/Variability on Paddy Production in Peninsula Malaysia
      19th Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology Conference (MSPPC 2008), 18-20 November 2008, Penang

      Advances on Climate Monitoring and Climate Impact Assessment in Malaysian Meteorological Department
      Third Session of the Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia (FOCRAII), Beijing Climate Center, 4-6 April 2007, China

      Application of GIS to Produce Better Agro-meteorological Products
      ESRI South Asia User Conference 2007, 29-30 November 2007, Singapore

      Climate Change/Variability as It Impacts National and Regional Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Southeast Asia
      Workshop on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation to Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at the National and Regional Levels, 18-21 November 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA

      Assessment Impact of Weather Modification on Local Rainfall: A Case Study in MUDA Agricultural Development Authority (MADA), Malaysia



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