FAO and MAP prepare to establish an early warning service system in the agricultural sector

FAO and MAP prepare to establish an early warning service system in the agricultural sector

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DILI, 02 june 2022 (TATOLI)— The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAP) held a technical workshop to prepare for the completion of an early warning service system in the agricultural sector to prevent the risk of natural disasters.

FAO in collaboration with the technical service unit for disaster management and climate change adaptation MAP held a technical workshop to discuss and harmonize the operational standards of an early warning system and early action for Disaster Risk Reduction in the agricultural sector in Timor Leste.

Workshop participants came from technical directorates of government agencies, international development agencies, academics, and local organizations participating in the disaster management network in Timor-Leste.

Technical presentations will be presented by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the National Directorate of Meteorology and Geophysics (DNMG), MAP, and FAO.

“This technical service session is a complementary effort to finalize a multi-stakeholder disaster risk management plan in the Agriculture sector,” said FAO Representative Joy Galves, Pro-Resilience II Project Team Leader at the MAP office, Comoro, this Thursday.

This action plan will be the implementation plan of the DRM (Multi-Risk Disaster Management) strategy which was approved and launched on 15 February 2022 by the Minister of Agriculture.

Deputy Coordinator of DRM MAP, Onofre Henrique informed that the Ministry’s Resilience program is funded by the European Union through FAO to accomplish three main activities Prove climate-sensitive agricultural technology; Integrate disaster risk management in the agricultural sector, and increase the value of agriculture.

“Today we are discussing what we must do to provide an early warning service system, especially natural disasters for the agricultural sector, we can see the impact of the previous disaster, many farmers themselves did not receive any warning, this will also support a better prevention process,” he explained.

Regarding the integration of disaster risk management efforts for the agricultural sector, MAP has a DRM Strategy, this technical work meeting/workshop strategy is important to get input for infrastructure improvement and integrate operational standards between ministries.


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Borges


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