SAN AGUSTIN, Pili, Camarines Sur—The Department of Agriculture-Bicol through the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) conducted the Training on Development of Climate and Weather Outlook and Advisory for DA staff and DA-Funded Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Adaptation (DRR-CCA) Projects on June 13-14, 2019 to present a Climate Outlook for June-November 2019 and train its staff on the crafting of climate advisory.
DA-Bicol DRR-CCA Regional Focal Person Lorenzo L. Alvina said that the output of this training will intensify the climate information as an accessible early warning system for the farmers and fisherfolks in the specific area.
The precise and proper use of weather and climate information can help make effective and efficient policies and decisions that will greatly affect the farmers and fisherfolks. It will also reduce related risks, production losses and dangers, and improve the use of resources.
According to DA-Bicol OIC-Chief of the Field Operations Division Dr. Marygrace DP Rodriguez, this special training will equip the staff with skills to craft weather and climate advisories to provide location and crop specific action and weather and climate services.
Alvina urged the participants to learn new tools and develop strategies which will benefit the end-users.
More than 50 participants from DA-Bicol, provincial agriculture offices of Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, and representatives from CBSUA, Bicol University and Partido State University attended the two-day training. (jaysonmgonzales)
DA-Bicol DRR-CCA Regional Focal Person Lorenzo L. Alvina discusses the importance of the training to the farmers and fisherfolks.
DA-Bicol OIC-Chief of the Field Operations Division Dr. Marygrace DP Rodriguez tells the participants that this special training will equip them with skills to craft weather and climate advisories to provide location and crop specific action and weather and climate services.
DA-Bicol DRR staff Sandy Bobier discusses the breakout sessions and expected outputs of the participants.
PAGASA-CBSUA Chief Meteorological Officer Fred B. Consulta presents the Climate Outlook in Bicol Region.
Participants from the Research Outreach Stations of DA-Bicol do their task during the breakout session.
Bicol University representative Carlos V. Cortez Jr. discusses their workshop output.