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GEO 2017-2019 Work Programme

 

Global Agricultural Drought Monitoring

Activity ID: 92

Overview

  • Bring together a small group of experts to look at agricultural drought issues;
  • Develop the method of monitoring agricultural drought globally;
  • Support the GEOGLAM Flagship with timely agricultural drought information;
  • Understand the process and impact of agricultural drought development in the background of global change and provide the adaptation advices.

Activities for the period

  • Set up a community of practice to network the experts;
  • Study on the best practice of agricultural monitoring;
  • Promote BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) fund and national fund to support agricultural drought monitoring proposals;
  • Regional showcases on agricultural drought monitoring, possible in Asia and North America. 

Future plans

  • List and network the main players of agricultural drought monitoring in the world;
  • Synthesis report from ongoing drought monitoring programs;
  • Promote regional activities on agricultural drought monitoring;
  • Compare and summarize the methods of monitoring agricultural drought;
  • Work towards a global agricultural drought monitoring system.

Resources

  • UNESCAP Drought mechanism in Asia;
  • BRICS fund;
  • National research fund.

Leadership

Contributors

Members: China, USA.

Participating Organizations: UNESCAP.

Linkages across Work Programme

Flagships: GEOGLAM.

Initiatives: GDIS.

Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)

Role

Name

Member/PO

Implementing Entity

Email

Lead

Jinlong Fan

China

RADI-CAS

fanjl@cma.gov.cn

Lead

Jianjun Wu

China

n/a

jjwu@bnu.edu.cn

Lead

Jai Singh Parihar

India

ISRO

parihar_jaisingh@yahoo.com