© 2012 – CRC Press
448 pages | 50 B/W Illus.
Although climate risk is a central concern of agriculture, lack of a unified approach constrains ongoing efforts to foster the use of seasonal climate forecasts. To fill this void, Methods in Applying Climate Forecasts in Agriculture offers a set of concepts for evaluating applications of seasonal climate forecasts in a comprehensive manner. This book provides an overview of the impacts of climate variability. It presents methods for analyzing historical agricultural data, simulating agricultural responses, and linking agricultural models with seasonal climate forecasts. It also addresses methods of assessing the use of climate forecasts in farm and policy decision-making at various levels.
Foundations. Understanding and Predicting Climate Variability. Understanding and Predicting Agricultural Response to Climate Variability. Understanding Decision Makers and Climate-Sensitive Decisions. Institutionalizing Climate Applications in Agriculture.