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19 Dec 2019 | Media coverage

Regional drought outlook system launched at SAARC regional training in Islamabad

Speaking about the system’s capabilities, ICIMOD’s Programme Manager Dr Ghulam Rasul shared that the system provided multiple indices for droughts and seasonal weather outlooks at the national and regional levels, and baselines on crop type maps, and farming practices calendars valid at the district level. He said, “As a regional knowledge Centre, ICIMOD has been promoting the use of Earth Observation information for evidence-based decision-making through applications and information systems to provide timely and accurate information.

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