Specialized Expert System for Agro-Meteorological Early Warning (SESAME) Expert Users Guide | Cambodia
Cambodia is highly dependent on agriculture as a major industry and source of food, with high levels of subsistence farming in the country. The Specialized Expert System for Agro-Meteorological Early Warning (known as ‘SESAME’) has been developed in order to allow better integration of climate information into this sector. SESAME will allow various government departments to coordinate and create crop advisories for farmers, localized to each province, crop and growth stage of that crop. For example, an upcoming drought period may be predicted for Battambang province by the Department of Meteorology, who will provide this information to the Department of Agriculture. Crop advisories will then be developed which give farmers in this area advice on appropriate actions to take such as water-saving activities or specific crops to plant or avoid.