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International course: "Climate change and Agriculture"

About the Course

Background

The topics of this workshop are in accordance with the concept of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), where agriculture is one of the four key areas selected by the High Level Taskforce of GFCS.

Since Israel was successful with developing agriculture, despite the negative impact of its climate and water resources scarcity on its agricultural production, many of the methodologies developed during the years could be used also for mitigating the results of climate change and increasing the

agricultural production. This workshop will demonstrate advanced methodologies and techniques developed in order to compensate for the impact of unfavorable climate conditions on agricultural production. It will introduce Israel's knowledge in various fields such as:

(i) Irrigation and water management under changing climate conditions

(ii) Implementation of agro-technologies for microclimate control,

(iii) Cultivation of crops resistant to climate change (iv) User-Provider Interaction, etc.

The workshop's curriculum will include a combination of classroom lectures, exercises, demonstrations, field trips and round-table discussions.

Aims

a) To discuss the effects of climate change on different fields of agriculture and agricultural production.

b) To demonstrate modern agrometeorological techniques and methods for mitigating the effects of climate change.

Main Subjects

The course will include professional lectures and visits on the following subjects:

Climate change and its effects on agricultural production:

 Precipitation distribution and changes

 Extreme events – floods, droughts, frost and heatwaves

 Phenological effects

 Pest and disease effecting agricultural yields

Agrometeorological techniques:

 Water management and implementation of irrigation systems:

- Evapotranspiration estimation (Penman-Monteith)

- Usage of marginal water

 Micro climate control

 GIS, Satellite Imagery and other means of remote sensing as integrative tools for

decision making

 Soil management

 Eco-Agriculture (the coexistence between the agriculture and natural environment)

Forecast and risk management for improving agricultural production:

 Weather and climate forecasts and their impact on agriculture

 Usage of economical tools for mitigating the impacts of climate change

Detail of this course, please follow this link

Huong Nguyen

Source: Embassy of Israel in Vietnam

 

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