Capacity Development Training on Crop Modeling underway in Paro

Agrometeorology Program under Agriculture Research & Extension Division (ARED) of the Department of Agriculture is organizing a week-long capacity development training on crop modeling from 25-29 November 2019 at Metta Resort, Paro. The main objective of the training is to enhance the capacity of the participants in crop-related tools and models through the use of open-source software such as R and Q-GIS using locally available climate and crop data. This would enhance the capacity of Agricultural Researchers in the incorporation of weather & Climate science in regular Agriculture Research activities.

About 35 participants from all the Agriculture Research and Development Centre’s and Central Programs are attending the capacity development program. The activity is technically and financially supported by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Dr. Mariko Fujisawa, Climate Change Expert from FAO Headquarters, Rome and Dr. Olivier Crespo, Climate System Analysis Group, Environmental and Geographical Science Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa are the resource person for the week-long training program.

Agrometeorology Program, ARED, DoA

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