Drought monitoring system on cards 

By APP
Published: July 28, 2019
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ISLAMABAD: Saarc Agriculture Centre (SAC), in collaboration with Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (Parc), will launch a regional drought monitoring and outlook system on July 29.

The aim of the outlook system is to create resilience in the region’s agriculture system against the adverse impact of rapid climate change that is taking place across the globe.

Other objective of establishing the monitoring system is to strengthen coordination among member states in order to develop a common strategy for conserving natural resources including soil, water, energy and forest for making this part of the globe safe for human beings.

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The establishment of the drought monitoring and outlook system will help in sharing knowledge and expertise to overcome the causes of climate change and suggest drought mitigation measures to protect agriculture and livestock.

On the launch of the monitoring system, Parc in collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will also organise a four-day regional training workshop.  

Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2019.

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