Brazil Welcomes WMO’s Initiatives for Improved Weather and Climate Services for Farmers

Brazil Welcomes WMO’s Initiatives for Improved Weather and Climate Services for Farmers

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23 March 2010

On 18 March, a launch event was held in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State for two upcoming WMO events in July 2010. The “International Workshop on Addressing the Livelihood Crisis of Farmers: Weather and Climate Services” and the Fifteenth Session of the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM-XV) will be held in Belo Horizonte from 12 to 14 July and 15 to 21 July 2010 respectively. Antonio Augusto Anastasia, Vice Governor of the State of Minas Gerais, welcomed the WMO initiatives which would benefit the farming community worldwide. Mr Gilman Viana Rodrigues, State Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Supplies and Prof. Luiz Claudio Costa, Rector of the Federal University of Viçosa were among those who participated in the event. Dr Mannava Sivakumar, Director of the Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch of WMO, outlined the objectives of the July workshop. Experts from over 80 countries are expected to participate in the International Workshop and the CAgM-XV session.

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