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Earth Sciences & Geography - Atmospheric Sciences | Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture

Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture

Sivakumar, Mannava VK, Motha, Raymond P. (Eds.)

2007

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  • Essential reference to agencies and government departments dealing with disaster management
  • Comprehensive text with huge number of topics covered from irrigation to medium-range weather forecasts

Based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India, this fascinating book will be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in improved risk management in agriculture.

It is an essential reference for anyone in the business of minimizing risks to agricultural production.

In many parts of the world, weather and climate are one of the biggest production risks and uncertainty factors impacting on agricultural systems performance and management.

Both structural and non-structural measures can be used to reduce the impacts of the variability (including extremes) of climate resources on crop production.

While the structural measures include strategies such as irrigation, water harvesting, windbreaks etc., the non-structural measures include use of seasonal to interannual climate forecasts, improved application of medium-range weather forecasts and crop insurance.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Irrigation - Meteorology - Weather - agrometeorological services - contingency planning - coping strategies - crop insurance - efficiency - modeling - optimization - simulation - strategy - transport - weather and climate risks - wind

Related subjects » Agriculture - Atmospheric Sciences - Climate Change Management and Policy - Environmental Toxicology - Geophysics & Geodesy

Table of contents 

1 Extreme weather and climate events and farming risks.- 2 Preparedness and coping strategies with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties.- 3 Challenges to Coping Strategies with Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties in Africa.-4 Challenges to Coping Strategies with Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties in Asian Regions.- 5 Challenges and Strategies to face Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties - Regional Perspective in South America.- 6 Agrometeorological Risk and Coping Strategies - Perspective from Indian Subcontinent.- 7 Challenges to coping strategies in Agrometeorology: The Southwest Pacific.- 8 Europe.- 9 Methods of Evaluating Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties for Estimating Global Agricultural Supply and Demand.- 10 Weather and climate and optimization of farm technologies at different input levels.- 11 Complying with farmers' conditions and needs using new weather and climate information approaches and technologies.- 12 Information technology and decision support systems for on-farm applications to cope effectively with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties.- 13 Examples of coping strategies with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties for/in Crop yield, including the use of multiple cropping.- 14 Crop quality, including storage of products.- 15 Water management and water use efficiency.- 16 Integrated pest management.- 17 Drought.- 18 Desertification, wind erosion and sand transport .- 19 Water erosion and water runoff & soil loss.- 20 Developing a Global Early Warning System for Wildland Fire.- 21 Scientific and Economic Rationale for Weather Risk Insurance for Agriculture.- 22 Weather index insurance for coping with risks in agricultural production.- 24 Contingency planning as a case study of coping with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties.- 25 Using simulation modelling as a policy option in coping with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties.- 26 Agrometeorological services to cope with risks and uncertainties.- 27 Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture – A Synthesis.

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