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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Mozambique

  1. Part 1 - Organization
    1. 1.1. Number of institutions engaged in Agrometeorology-related work in your country .....5
    2. 1.2. Resources and Facilities (please give number)
      1. 1.2a. Approximate no. of persons in Agricultural Meteorology
        1. NMHS
          1. - Total Number .....6
          2. - Class I-II .....3
          3. - Class III-IV .....1
          4. - Others .....2
          5. - PhD .....N/A
      2. 1.2b. Facilities available to Agricultural Meteorology Division
        1. NMHS
          1. - Mainframe computers .....N/A
          2. - Personal computers .....N/A
          3. - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) .....N/A
          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) .....3
        2. - No of persons who attended long term training courses .....6
        3. - No of persons who attended short term seminars, workshops (1-2 weeks) .....10
  2. Part 2 - Agrometeorological Observations
    1. NMHS
      1. Prior to 2006 (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....11
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....N/A
      2. Current (2009) (num)
        1. - Number of stations in the network of agrometeorological observations .....23
        2. - New instruments added .....N/A
        3. - Automatic weather stations in use .....N/A
  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? .....No
    2. 3.2. Please list the agrometeorological products and other services for agriculture products provided by your service
      We produce the ten-day agrometeorological bulletins

      We provide the climatic parameters related to agricultural activities

      We produce daily and tour-day forecasts for short term agricultural activities

      We participate in the elaboration of the seasonal forecast together with SADC and internacional scientists, which has been used for planning the agricultural activities, other socio-economic activities such us, water resources, disaster management, relief, etc.
    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 .....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.inam.gov.mz
      2. - Specify the agrometeorological products posted on your website
        BMA (Meteorological Bulletin for Agriculture)
    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
        National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC);

        National Directorate of Waters (DNA);

        Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG);

        Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition (SETSAN);

        Institute of Agrarian Investigation - Mozambique (IIAM)

        Institute of Cotton - Mozambique (IAM)
      2. 3.5b. Please list the names of the non-governmental organization (NGOs) that your service collaborated with during 2002-2005
        WMO

        SADC

        WFP – Mozambique

        FewsNet – Mozambique

        FAO - Mozambique
    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 .....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 .....Yes
      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 .....Yes
      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 .....No
      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 .....Yes
      12. 4.12. Research into agrometeorological aspects of drought and desertification .....N/A
      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 .....No
  5. Part 5 - Socio-Economic Benefits
    1. - Please list any case studies demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of your agrometeorological service.
      N/A
  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.
      Geo-Spatial, Water Requirements Satisfaction Index - Geo-WRSI

      Water Balance Post Processor - WBPP

      AgrometShel

      Water Balance Model
  7. Part 7 - Drought Indicies
    1. - Please list the five most-used drought indices in your service.
      N/A
  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.
      De Sousa Botão, A. 2006. Estimates of beans yield (Vigna Unguiculata (L) Walp) using the Crop Water Requirement Satisfaction Index in Mozambique (thesis).

      Cláudio M. Paulo, Domingos M. Patricio and J. Sawanguane. 2005. Rainfall distribution analysis and its influence to the maize crop for the rainfed agriculture in Mozambique between 1974 and 2003 (paper presented in the fourth research seminar of the University Eduardo Mondlane).

      Patricio, D. M. 1996.Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of Crop Water Stress Index (thesis).

      Filipe Domingos Freires Lúcio. Rainfall variability over Southern Mozambique as related to the El-Nini/Southern Oscilation (ENSO) phenomena. (www.inam.gov.mz).

      Filipe Domingos Freires Lúcio. The role of the National Institute os Meteorology (INAM) in drought/desertification mitigation in Mozambique. (www.inam.gov.mz).

      Filipe Domingos Freires Lúcio. The Potential of satellite imagery in drought Mapping and Monitoring. (www.inam.gov.mz).

      Luiz MAgno Ranchordo Pereira. Organization of Crop Calendar based on patterns of probability of occurrences of dry and wet spells and growing degree-days. (www.inam.gov.mz).
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