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The objective of the workshop was to be a "trigger" event for the constitution of a scientific network in Crop Monitoring and Yield Forecasting and Early Warning for Food Security in Eastern Africa (IGAD countries, Rwanda and Burundi).

First, the workshop was a forum where the participation presented the �state of the art� of the crop monitoring and yield forecasting activities at the regional level.

Second, it was a forum for a discussion and exchange of experiences on the methods and systems used and available, in particular the crop monitoring approach of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) and of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).

Third, it undertook the initial planning for the establishment of an informal network for the improvement of data collection, use, applications and information dissemination within the region and with (inter)national partners.

Additional information

Authors: RIJKS D, Formerly World Meteorological Organization, Geneva (CH), presently: Agrometeorological Applications Associates, Ornex (FR);REMBOLD F, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);NEGRE T, FAO SDRN, Rome (IT);GOMMES R, FAO GIEWS, Rome (IT);CHERLET M,
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20869 EN (2003), Various paging and CD-ROM. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39-033278-9864 Fax: +39-033278-9623 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6521-2
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