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Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH)

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) is under the administration of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.

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Jamaican Rural Physical Planning Division (RPPD)

One of Jamaica's primary means of survival in the current global economic environment rests in agriculture. Because of this fact, finding innovative strategies to facilitate increased production and greater yield of the produce for the local and export markets is paramount for Jamaica’s economy. The Rural Physical Planning Division’s mission is to achieve sustainability of the agricultural sector by promoting best management practices for soils and land use.

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Guatemalan Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of the Rafael Landivar University (IARNA – URL)

The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment is one of the ten Institutes for research established in the University Rafael Sandivar. It promotes knowledge generation processes that provide solutions to progress in a sustainable way to achieve the national development goals.

Website: http://www.url.edu.gt/PortalURL/Principal_01.aspx?s=51

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Guatemalan National Geographic Institute (IGN)

The National Geographic Institute "Engineer Alfredo Gomez Obiols" is an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA). It is the public agency dedicated to generate reliable geographic and cartographic information for the development of the country both in public and private sectors. It is an internationally recognized scientific institution. It facilitates geospatial technology products and services.

Website: http://www.ign.gob.gt

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Guatemalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Guatemala is a public institution that promotes the sustainable management of the natural resources in order to prompt the territorial, agricultural, forestall and hydro-biological development. It tries to ensure food security from the competitive chains that supply the national and international markets.

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Disasters: Smart weather data can make a difference

“When should we plant?” is a question increasingly being asked by small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa who depend on rain-fed agriculture. To help answer such questions, climate scientists are being urged to provide more reliable and relevant local climate data, and better communicate their knowledge on climate adaptation techniques."When we think about preparing for imminent disasters it is not possible to prepare for flooding, for example, just a few days in advance, which we get from the weather forecast.

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Tue, 21/02/2012 - 16:50

Use space technology for food security: Former ISRO chief

India must embark on a “new evergreen revolution” with the extensive use of appropriate bio- and space technology inputs to ensure food security for all and enable the country to compete successfully in a globalised economy, says renowned space scientist U.R. Rao. India’s population is bound to cross 1.6 billion by 2050, which will demand doubling of our foodgrain production to ensure food security to all our people, according to him. And in the past one decade, India’s agricultural production has remained stagnant between 220 and 240 million tonnes.

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Tue, 21/02/2012 - 16:46

New Way to Map Drought and Water Use

Every month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Center for Climate Prediction has a drought briefing by teleconference to identify the latest drought areas in North America, writes Don Comis of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS scientists, Martha Anderson and Bill Kustas, are hoping that in a year or so, data from their computer model/satellite package will give evapotranspiration (ET) maps a seat at that briefing.

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AGRHYMET Regional Centre

The AGRHYMET Regional Centre was established in 1974 as a specialized institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) composed of nine member States (Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal). It is an interstate public institute with a legal status and financial autonomy. It has an international status and is based in Niamey, Niger.

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