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Activities of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society

(SERBIA FOR EXCELL) Vučetić, Višnjica
Activities of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society // Book of abstracts SERBIA FOR EXCELL – Final Workshop – Symposium on Advances on Meteorological application to Agriculture
Novi Sad, Srbija, 2018. str. 46-46 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, stručni)

Activities of the Croatian Agrometeorological Society

Vučetić, Višnjica


Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, stručni

Book of abstracts SERBIA FOR EXCELL – Final Workshop – Symposium on Advances on Meteorological application to Agriculture / - , 2018, 46-46

SERBIA FOR EXCELL – Final Workshop – Symposium on Advances on Meteorological application to Agriculture

Mjesto i datum
Novi Sad, Srbija, 25–29.06.2018

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Agrometeorology, forest fire, users, HAgMD, Croatia

The idea of establishing the Croatian Agrometeorological Society (HAgMD) has imposed itself six year ago. The number of experts who deal with agrometeorological activities is very small compared to the broader scientific community. It is very important to bring together scientists and experts of meteorological, agricultural and forestry profession and focus their unique actions toward the same goal: the promotion and advancement of all branches of agrometeorological science. The main mode of action is that the experts help different users in agrometeorological training ; furthermore, to spread the knowledge to the public for the purposes of food production and the protection of forests against fire. Therefore, in the frame of the programme “Agrometeorology in the Service to the Users“ HAgMD organized the 41 agrometeorological seminars for students, five agrometeorological workshops for farmers, agronomists, firefighters and foresters, and two round tables for scientists and journalists about impact of the climate change in agriculture and potential risks of wildfires and how to adapt and mitigate their consequences. Agrometeorological information of research, which direct users get, will pay on multiply times for the general welfare of development in food production, the protection of forests, conservation of nature and environment which would in turn improve the tourist offer and initiated economic development, and thus improved quality of life. Such results will not come overnight. Only with diligent efforts of agrometeorological experts as well as knowledge of users the gained from the workshops apply in practice, will lead to the desired result. Also, of great importance is exchange of views between experts and users since only with direct communication, experts get feedback how agrometeorological products (eg. agrometeorological forecasts, drought monitoring, warnings of sudden natural disasters and forest fires, etc.) are usable to users in practice. Thus, this project improves agricultural production and protection of forests and also improves the usefulness of agrometeorological information to directly users. Any forest fire prevention or mitigation of its consequences, which usually cause great economic losses, leads to savings in the budget. One of the preventive measures is good training on the causes and consequences of wildfires. The most common cause of forest fires is negligence of adults, and adult man is often difficult to reeducate. That is why we started from the youngest in the frame of the program “Agrometeorological Mosaic for Youth“. HAgMD produced the educational animated film and comic book “Fire is no joke“ because the animated film is children's most popular medium. Members of HAgMD hold the 68 Little Schools “Fire is no joke” in different parts of Croatia and about 4000 children attend them. Kids fascinated us with their knowledge of wildfire causes but they were always surprised with the long-term restoration of the forest. In the end they knew exactly to repeat the motto of the movie "Don’t play with flames and smoke, fire is no joke!" HAgMD has also support from the international community, particularly by the Global Federation of Agrometeorological Societies and World Meteorological Organization.

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Autor s matičnim brojem:
Višnjica Vučetić, (111321)