FAO help train Lao officials on climate mapping, zoning

 Lao government officials completed a three-week training course on advanced Geographic Information Systems, which was implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to enable them to undertake climate mapping and zoning.

The training course, funded by the Global Environment Facility, covered spatial analysis, geo-databases, network analysis, 3D analysis, and climate modeling, local Vientiane Times daily reported on Tuesday.

The course was made through collaboration between the Asian Institute of Technology and the Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information Systems (SAMIS) project.

The 20 attendees came from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology under Lao Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources responsible for data management, and the Department of Agricultural Land Management’s modeling staff from Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, according to the report.

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