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Date
October 22 to 23, 2018
Venue
International conference hall, Biotechnology Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)
Co-organizer
Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Council of Agriculture, Taiwan
Background / Highlights of Activity

Background and Rationale

Agricultural disasters, especially typhoons, heavy rains, and drought, threaten the farmer’s income and stable supply of agricultural products. Facing the challenges of future climate change, the frequency and intensity of disasters will be more extreme, and a complete with more efficient disaster reduction system must be constructed to mitigate the impact of extreme weather. As a specific way like the development the disaster prevention technology of important crops production areas, emphasizing the functions of pre-disaster warning, identify the disaster alert area when disaster happen, and post-disaster survey for the rehabilitation of crops. It also clarifies the critical conditions of different crops and growth periods, estimates the probability of occurrence of crop losses, and establishes a complete knowledge database for crop disasters.

In this seminar, it emphasized the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyze and reduce the causal factors of disasters. Wise management of crops and the environment using innovative disaster prevention technologies, and setup the early warning systems by ICT techniques to send the disaster messages to farmers, evaluate the vulnerability of cultivation and economic lose by disaster. In other hand, we invite ICT vendors to demonstrate the latest products for environmental monitoring and crop disaster (or cultivation) warning system. The goals of meeting is through the multidimensional discussion will help the development of climate smart agriculture and reduce the impact of natural hazards on food production systems.

Objectives of the Workshop

  • Agricultural disaster risk reduction aims to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards like floods, droughts, and typhoons, through adopting preventive measures, include the greenhouse cultivation. It is the concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyze and reduce the causal factors of disasters.
  • Wise management of crops and the environment using innovative disaster prevention technologies, and setup the early warning systems by ICT techniques to send the disaster messages to farmers.
  • Development of climate smart agriculture can help reduce the impact of natural hazards on food production systems and improving livelihoods of farming communities.
Program

Seminar Program: (94)

Participants

List of Speakers: (73)

Papers

Session I. Keynote Lecture
Moderator : Dr. Akira Hasebe

A 1-km Grid Meteorological Data Service and Its Use to Reduce Weather and Climate Risks for Field Crop Productions | Paper:(74) PPT:(75)
Dr. Hiroyuki Ohno, Executive Senior Researcher, Climate Change Adaptation Unit, Division of Climate Change, Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization Research, Japan

ICT Techniques for Agricultural Disaster Management: Case Studies in Taiwan | Paper:(74) PPT:(76)
Dr. Joe-Air Jiang, Distinguished Professor, Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Session II. Early Warning Systems of Agricultural Disasters through ICT Techniques
Moderator: Dr. Pakorn Petchprayoon

Climate-Related Agricultural Risk Management System (CREAMS) for Lowland Rain-fed Rice Productivity in Lao PDR | Paper:(72) PPT:(72)
Dr. Jong Ahn Chun, Research Fellow, APEC Climate Center, Republic of Korea

The History, Improvement and Current Information Service to Farmers of the Early-warning System Against Cool-weather Damage | Paper:(72) PPT:(76)
​​​​​​Dr. Sayuri Ohkubo, Senior Researcher, Agricultural Meteorology Group, Division of Agro-Environmental Research, Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, Japan

Taiwan Using ICT technique in Agro-meteorological Forecast and Early Warning, Mechanism | Paper:(75) PPT:(68)
Dr. Hsin-Hsing Chia, Director, Weather Risk Explore Inc (天氣風險公司), Taiwan

Intelligent Image Sensor Network and Early Warning System for Insect Pest Management | Abstract:(68)    PPT:(97)
Dr. Ta-Te Lin, Vice president, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Session III. Vulnerability assessment and economic analysis of agricultural disaster 
Moderator: Dr. Jong Ahn Chun

Capitalizing on Multi-range Forecast Climate Data for Agriculture: A Case Study on Evaluating Crop Responses of Crop Model and Its Uncertainty | Paper:(74) PPT:​​​​​​​(78)
Dr. Uran Chung, Research Fellow, APEC Climate Center, Republic of Korea

Establishment and Application of a Disaster Assessment Platform for Agricultural Loss | Paper:(68) PPT:​​​​​​​(85)
Dr. Hsin-Chi Li, Associate Researcher, Policy & Socio-Economic System Division, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Taiwan

Applying Ensemble Probabilistic Forecasts to Optimize the Decision Making | Paper:(70) PPT:​​​​​​​(72)
Dr. Hui-Ling Chang, Chief, Meteorological Satellite Center, Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan

Session VI. Current Status of Prevention Strategies of Agricultural Disasters (I)
Moderator: Dr. Hiroyuki Ohno

Korea Country Report: A Field-specific Agro-meteorological Early Warning Service for Weather Risk Management in Korea | Paper:(69) PPT:​​​​​​​(86)
Dr. Kyo-Moon Shim, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, RDA, Suwon, Republic of Korea

Vietnam Country Report: Prevention Strategy and Early Warning System to Reduce Natural Disasters in Vietnamese Crop Production: Systematic Effort and Tools | Paper:(73) PPT:​​​​​​​(81)
Dr. Pham Quang Ha, Vice Director, Institute for Agricultural Environment (IAE/VAAS), Hanoi, Vietnam

Malaysia Country Report: Prevention Strategies and Early Warning System for Paddy Production in Malaysia | Paper:(70) PPT:​​​​​​​(80)
Mr. Mohd Akmal Bin Yusof, Research Officer, Agricultural Engineering, MARDI, Malaysia

Session VI. Current Status of Prevention Strategies of Agricultural Disasters (II)
Moderator: Dr. Chia Hsin-Hsing

Thailand Country Report: Geo-Informatics for Agricultural Disaster Systematic Monitoring and Warning | Paper:(73) PPT:​​​​​​​(89)
Dr. Pakorn Petchprayoon, Chief, Economic Division, Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization) (GISTDA), Thailand

Taiwan Country Report: Developing Disaster Early Warning System and Adaptation Strategies for Crop Production in Taiwan | Paper:(68) PPT:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​(77)
Dr. Ming-Hwi Yao, Researcher, Agricultural Engineering Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taiwan

Proceedings

Seminar Proceeding: (70)