The establishment of Meteorological Station is part of ‘Transforming the Indus Basin with Climate Resilient Agriculture and Water Management’ project.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations has decided to set up a Meteorological Station at Umerkot Sub-campus of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tando Jam.
FAO is implementing the GCF-funded Project “Transforming the Indus Basin with Climate Resilient Agriculture and Water Management” with co-financing from the Government of Sindh in the targeted districts of Sanghar, Umerkot, and Badin.
Dr. Jorge Alvar, Agro meteorological Expert, FAO, Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed, Provincial Coordinator-GCF, FAO, and Dr. Tariq-Director Planning from Pakistan Meteorological Department paid a visit to the Sub Campus of the Sindh Agriculture University at Umerkot, and got briefing regarding the different departments of the sub-campus, and decided to set up a “Metrological Station” at Umerkot sub-campus of the Sindh Agriculture University.
Talking to Sub Campus faculty, Dr. Jorge Alvar said that UNFAO has planned to establish the Automatic Weather Station at the Umerkot campus, and this would support collecting the real-time weather data and also University students would get support to translate this data for their research analysis purpose. He said that UNFAO will do everything possible to support the sub-campus, while also providing internship and research assistance to the students.
Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed told that this project focuses on increasing the resilience among the most vulnerable farming community in the Indus Basin to climate change and strengthening public and private sector capacity to support communities’ adaptation to climate change. The faculty of Campus appreciated the efforts of the FAO and ensured full cooperation for the joint activities.
Dr. Reema Vistro, Dr. Shoaib Hakro, Dr. Abdul Hafeez, Dr. Ayaz Soomro, Kiltar Gul, Tahir Ahmed Choudhry and Najeeb Ahmed Nagraj were present. (PR)