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During the opening ceremony, Ms. Jiao Meiyan, Deputy Administrator of CMA, warmly welcomed foreign participants and indicated that, the drought, high and low extreme temperature are the main disaster for agriculture in China. CMA has paid great attention on agro-meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation and are making all out efforts on development of agro-meteorological modernization.
Dr. Robert Stefanski, Director of Agro-meteorological Division of WMO, welcomed all participants to this workshop on behalf of the Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of WMO. He appreciated the CMA for hosting this workshop, providing the necessary support and hospitality. He said, this is a timely workshop considering the recent events in
Dr. Michael James Salinger, President of the WMO Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM), introduced the three Open Programme Area Groups (OPAG) of CAgM, especially the Expert Team of OPAG 3. Then he briefed heat wave in
The workshop was successfully closed on 17 February. It discussed on drought indices, extreme temperatures and Strategies to mitigate Impact Agro-meteorological disaster impacts. A report of the workshop including results and recommendations will be submitted and a proceedings book for the presented papers will be published.
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