The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC),under the framework of the SERVIR initiative, are organizing the Regional Knowledge Forum on Drought: Earth Observation and Climate Services for Food Security and Agricultural Decision Making in South and Southeast Asia at the ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal from 8–10 October 2018. 

The three-day regional knowledge forum will bring regional experts together to deliberate on existing practices and policies related to the use of Earth observation data in agriculture and food security. 

The organizers invite researchers to submit abstracts for presentation relevant to South and Southeast Asia and related to the following topics:

  1. Drought monitoring and assessment
  2. Earth observation for climate risk finance decision making
  3. Agriculture, land use, and crop type mapping
  4. Earth observation data supported crop simulation modelling and yield forecasting
  5. Water resource and agricultural advisory systems 

Submission guidelines and additional information on the Regional  Knowledge Forum can be accessed from the following URLs.

 Call for Abstracts [Abstracts must be submitted by 26 August 2018, 5:00 PM (UTC+5:45 hours) via our web form. Selected authors will be invited for an oral or poster presentation at the knowledge forum by 3 September 2018.]

Regional Knowledge Forum on Drought: Earth Observation and Climate Services for Food Security and Agricultural Decision Making in South and Southeast Asia

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