WMO SDS-WAS contribution to AGRHYMET
The Regional Center contributes to the Cours sur l’utilisation des produits satellitaires aux applications agrometeorologiques a training course held at the AGRHYMET Center of Niamey, Niger, between 19 and 23 Novembre 2012.
The AGRHYMET Regional Centre was established in 1974 as a specialized institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) composed of nine member States (Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal). It is an interstate public institute with a legal status and financial autonomy.It has an international status and is based in Niamey, Niger.
The mainly objectives of the AGRHYMET Regional Centre are the contribution to achieving food security and increased agricultural production in the CILSS member States, and the improvement natural resources management in the Sahelian region by providing training and information to development stakeholders and partners in agro ecology taken as a whole (agro climatology, hydrology, crop protection). It is also a regional institute specialized in the science and techniques applied to agricultural development, rural development and natural resource management.