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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:12 - Updated Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:12

Construction of meteorological stations advocated

Huila - The co-ordinator of the Project of Climate Resilience Integration in the Agricultural and Cattle-breeding Production Systems, João Vindem, last Friday in Lubango City, southern Huila Province, advocated the need for the construction of more meteorological stations countrywide.

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Speaking to the press, in the end of a workshop that served to launch the Project of Climate Resilience Integration in the Agricultural and Cattle-breeding Production Systems, João Vindem, deemed it important to build such kind of infrastructures in the country, so that there may be a more efficient and accurate weather forecast work in Angola.

According to the co-ordinator of the project that is being implemented under the umbrella of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Fund (UNFAO), with the implementation of this programme the climacteric data will be improved and farmers will received better information on the weather in their regions.

For three days, the workshop touched on topics like “The logics of the project”, “Annual plan of activities and financial coverage”, “Matrix of risk, monitoring and assessment”, “Consultation on partnership agreements for the implementation of the project”. 

Institutionalisation of the supervision committee for the project and Monitoring, assessment and dissemination of the results are also issues to be tackled at the workshop, among others.

The training programme is being attended by members of the provincial government of Huila, technicians from the provincial agriculture department and from non-governmental organisations.

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