Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture [1ed.]3540727442, 9783540727446

Author : Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Raymond P. Motha
Description: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.
Categories: Business Management: Project Management
Year :2007
Publisher : Springer
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 520
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