Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture

Editors: Sivakumar, Mannava V.K., Motha, Raymond P. (Eds.)

  • 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
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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. This book based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in improved risk management in agriculture.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Extreme Weather and Climate Events, and Farming Risks

    Hay, John

    Pages 1-19

  • Preparedness and Coping Strategies for Agricultural Drought Risk Management: Recent Progress and Trends

    Wilhite, Donald A.

    Pages 21-38

  • Challenges to Coping Strategies with Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties in Africa

    Mukhala, Elijah (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Challenges to Coping Strategies with Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties in Asian Regions

    Rathore, L. S. (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

  • Challenges and Strategies to face Agrometeorological Risks and Uncertainties — Regional Perspective in South America

    Velazco, Constantino Alarcón

    Pages 71-82

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eBook $179.00
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Softcover $229.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09184-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture
Editors
  • Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
  • Raymond P. Motha
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72746-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72746-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72744-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09184-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 504
Number of Illustrations and Tables
134 b/w illustrations
Topics