ISBN-10:
3540727442
ISBN-13:
9783540727446
Pub. Date:
11/16/2007
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture / Edition 1

Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture / Edition 1

by Mannava VK Sivakumar, Raymond P. Motha

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540727446
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(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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