UNDP, SPREP and SPC Hold Pacific Workshop on Climate Change Impacts in Agriculture
2 May 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Centre, in collaboration with the South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), and with support from the Nadi Meteorology Service, is hosting a three-week workshop, from 2-20 May 2011, in Nadi, Fiji, on Assessment of Climate Change Impacts in Agriculture for agricultural and meteorological experts.
Workshop participants will address, inter alia, climate change scenarios and modeling, climate change impact assessments, weather and climate forecasts for agriculture and the models that determine crop production based on climate change. The workshop aims to build the capacity of experts to better support the farming community through the dissemination of weather changing patterns and climate information for better planning their planting season and for protecting them from weather-related losses.
The workshop is organized under the UNDP's Project on ‘South-South Cooperation between Pacific and Caribbean Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management.' The project is funded by UNDP's Special Unit for South-South Cooperation and the UNDP-Japan Partnership Fund, with support from UNDP Pacific Centre. Participants are from Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, as well as representatives from East Timor and the Maldives. [UNDP Pacific Centre Press Release]