Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture / Edition 1

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540727446
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/16/2007
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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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