International Symposium on Advances in Agrometeorology for managing Climatic Risks of Farmers (New Delhi, India). The Meeting INAGMET-2018 (earlier scheduled to be held in Nov 25-28, 2018) has been postponed to February 10-13, 2019 (New Dates). Read more …


The International Center for Climate Research and Applications (CIICLAA) for the CPLP and Africa. Read more …

Our  dear friend and colleague Giampiero Maracchi passed away on March 11th, 2018 at the age of 75, in Firenze, Italy.

Prof. Giampiero Maracchi
Prof. Giampiero Maracchi

Giampiero Maracchi, renowed climatologist and agrometerologist, is not anymore with us. Very well acknowledged at international level, Giampiero was the founder and former Director of the Institute of Biometeorology of the Italian National research Council, Professor Emeritus of Climatology at Firenze University, Director of the Master in Climatology and applied Meteorology at the same University. Prof. Maracchi had a long history of collaboration with WMO and CAgM, as he was the promoter of one of  Regional Meteorological Training Centres, coordinator of many  Commissions and Focus groups, promoter and VicePresident of  the International Society for Agricultural Meteorology – INSAM. During the  16th Session in Antalya CAgM WMO conferred  him the “2014 Award for exceptional service to the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology”.

From 2014 Giampiero was President of the Accademia dei Georgofili, a prestigious institution founded in 1753, and President of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze from 2013 to  2014. Between the many interests, prof. Maracchi created an observatory – Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte-,  to promote artistic handcrafts as cultural heritage, promoter and tutor of territories and rural development.

Prof. Maracchi was active at all levels, member and animator of many international and national commissions, working groups, and a great source of inspiration and knowledge for all of us. He was a great promoter of networking and constantly encouraged his collaborators and students to work on international relationships. He strongly believed in reciprocal support as a way to promote a common growth, agrometeorology and climate smart innovation being between his main concerns.

We have lost a Master, an inspirator, a supporter, and a friend. To honor His memory, the best way is to keep going on our collaborative way, and maintain a positive, proactive vision.

GlobalFAMS will never forget our Professor Maracchi, he will be with us forever.

The founding and former President of INSAM, our dear friend Kees Stigter passed away, due to dengue fever and complicated health problems, on May 19th at the age of 79, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
He felt ill while in Indramayu Regency on the North coast of West Java during his work  in a Roving Seminar/Training of Trainers for Science Field Shops with Farmer Extension Intermediaries This is extremely sad news for and a great loss for all agrometeorologists, worldwide.
Thanks to his extraordinary dedication, sense of initiative and tireless work, Prof. Stigter contributed considerably to increasing the international visibility of agrometeorology and to the INSAM wordwide diffusion.
We all will miss him very much.

Link to the Kees Stigter obiyuary