Applied Sciences Team (AST) Vietnam Training on Drought Forecasting and Crop Yield Estimation

AST PI Narendra Das (Michigan State University) led an in-person training on Drought Forecasting and Crop Yield Estimation, April 19 -22 in Hanoi, Vietnam, as part of his ongoing project on ‘Enhancement of the Regional Hydrologic Extreme Assessment System (RHEAS) Capabilities for Monitoring and Forecasting of Seasonal Rice Crop Productivity for the Lower Mekong Basin Countries’, together with SERVIR Mekong / Asian Disaster Preparedness Center. Participants for the training were from the Vietnam Academy of Water Resources (VAWR), the Institute of Water Resources Planning (IWRP), and the Institute of Agricultural Environment (IAE), and the visit also included stakeholder engagement meetings. The purpose of the training was to provide an understanding of RHEAS nowcasting and forecasting, strengthen institutional capacities to use outputs from SERVIR Mekong’s Mekong Drought and Crop Watch (MDCW) tool, and support the piloting of the tool in Vietnam.

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