Agriculture Stress Index System: FAO organizes workshop to strengthen drought-monitoring systems

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n order to equip Iranian experts with skills required to make a nationwide Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organised a 3-day workshop.

“ASIS can monitor the crop-specific areas during the crop cycle, detecting water stress and forecasting drought – that can produce a production reduction – two months ahead,” said Oscar Rojas, FAO Natural Resources Officer.

It should be mentioned here that ASIS utilizes satellite data for detecting areas where crops might be affected by drought. As a result, this system helps the countries strengthen their drought monitoring and early warning systems.