GIC held the final online training course for the Afghanistan Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS) from June 28-29, 2021.
Twenty participants from the Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) were given a complete overview of the LRIMS online data visualization platform. GIC staff guided the participants through practical sessions which explored available data types for different locales and scenarios as well as automated report creation. Practical sessions featured an introduction to the LRIMS user interface, hands-on LRIMS exercises, as well as an outline of LRIMS technical and design specifications. Project partners from FAO led classroom sessions on relevant background information including an introduction to Agro-ecological Zonation (AEZ), a review of Afghanistan’s national AEZ efforts, and AEZ national scenario development.
LRIMS was created as part of a collaboration to strengthen Afghanistan’s institutional capacityfor monitoring and analyzing agricultural production systems. Previous FAO efforts used the Global AEZ (GAEZ) software package to develop a national AEZ dataset for Afghanistan. LRIMS serves as a data visualization platform for the results of the Afghanistan’s national AEZ project. It is capable of querying case-specific data types under user-specified conditions to create maps and associated reports.
To learn more about the LRIMS platform please visit https://lrimsfaoaf.ait.ac.th/.