The Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM) at its 12 th Session held in Accra, Ghana, 18-26 February 1999, established the Working Group on the Use of Seasonal Forecasts Climate Prediction in Operational Agriculture. The Terms of Reference of the Working Group are:
a) In liaison with the CLIPS project, review and summarise the current advances in seasonal forecasts and climate prediction and the products and services relevant to agriculture that are becoming available based on the forecasts
b) To survey and summarise, using appropriate case studies, the current applications and possible impacts of seasonal forecasts and climate prediction in agriculture, forestry and livestock management
c) To review and recommend ways to use and disseminate optimally the seasonal forecasts and climate prediction in operational agriculture with emphasis on user needs especially in the tropical and subtropical zones
d) To assess the potential of predictions in Early Warnings to reduce the adverse impacts of climate events on agriculture, forestry and livestock management.
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Tags: Agricultural Meteorology Programme (AgMP) ; Early warning systems ; Agriculture ; Seasonal forecast ; Weather service ; National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) ; Climate Information and Prediction Services (CLIPS) Add tag