About

The Centre of Advanced Studies in Agricultural Meteorology (CASAM) was established at College of Agriculture, Pune under MPKV, Rahuri during 1987. CASAM-Project was initially supported by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Under this project, provision was made to invite consultants, depute faculty members and import equipments / instruments related to Agricultural Meteorology. International scientists as consultants made 20 visits to the center.

After termination of support from UNDP and ICAR, New Delhi, the center is being supported by the State Government of Maharashtra as a non-plan scheme from 1st April, 1994. The CASAM renamed as Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in Agricultural Meteorology from 2010 onward. Separate Department of Agricultural Meteorology is functioning from 14 February, 2004.