25th January 2018, Bhopal
The training programme sponsored by National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), ICAR-CRIDA Hyderabad on “Agricultural System Modelling to Assess Climate Change Impact on Soils and Crops”, organized at ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Sciences, Bhopal (16-25 January 2018) was concluded today.
Shri. Lokendra Thakkar, GM, Environmental Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO), Bhopal was Chief Guest and Prof. (Dr.) Bhagwan Singh Chaudhary, Chair, Geophysics Department, KUK, Kurukshetra Haryana was Guest of Honour in the valedictory function. Both the guests emphasized the importance of modelling in natural resource management and climate change adaptation and mitigation studies in agriculture. They urged the trainees to use the experience and learning gained from the training programme for their future research endeavour.
Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by Dr. Ramabhau T Patil, Ex Director ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana and Member, Empowered Committee, NASF ICAR in presence of the, Dr. Ashok K. Patra, Director, ICAR-IISS and other dignitaries.
Participants from various ICAR Institutes and SAUs took part in the training programme.
During the course of the training programme, the trainees were exposed to introduction of crop simulation modelling; minimum dataset and information requirements of the agricultural system models; parameterization and validation of simulation models; simulating water and nutrient limiting production systems; modelling soil organic carbon dynamics in crops and cropping systems; geospatial techniques and modelling in natural resource management and climate data downloading information.
The trainees got an opportunity to work with a number of crop simulation and carbon models including APSIM, DSSAT and DNDC etc. which are helpful in addressing the adaptive and mitigation measures for the farming community in the context of climate change.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Sciences, Bhopal)