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Ministry of Agriculture concludes five-day training course

Posted: Friday, July 6, 2018. 11:50 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and through the sponsorship of the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership, today concluded its five-day training course on Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and Manipulation of Geospatial Data.

The five-day training began on July  2, at the National Agriculture and Trade Showgrounds conference room in Belmopan. It is in line with the Ministry of Agriculture’s advancement towards the integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and other geo-processing tools to improve planning, promote climate resiliency, and implement climate-smart agriculture programmes for farming communities.

The DEM is the first step in championing this move as it covers a cross-section of agricultural zones in northern Belize.

The objective of the training is to enhance the national and technical capacities of personnel from various government ministries and non-governmental organizations that are interested in the utilization and manipulation of Geospatial data.

Participants of the training will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge, including techniques, methodological approaches, and tools used for the management of geospatial information.

Twenty-nine participants attended the training and will be presented with certificates upon successful completion.

The training course was facilitated by the Centro del Agua del Trópico Húmedo para América Látina y el Caribe (CATHALAC).

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