Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture

  • Mannava V. K. Sivakumar
  • Raymond P. Motha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, Andreja Sušnik
    Pages 113-124
  3. Josef Eitzinger, Angel Utset, Miroslav Trnka, Zdenek Zalud, Mikhail Nikolaev, Igor Uskov
    Pages 141-170
  4. C. J. Stigter, Tan Ying, H. P. Das, Zheng Dawei, R. E. Rivero Vega, Nguyen Van Viet et al.
    Pages 171-190
  5. Giampiero Maracchi, Massimiliano Pasqui, Francesco Piani
    Pages 237-244
  6. Y S Ramakrishna, G G S N Rao, V U M Rao, A V M S Rao, K V Rao
    Pages 245-263
  7. A. K. S. Huda, T. Hind-Lanoiselet, C. Derry, G. Murray, R. N. Spooner-Hart
    Pages 265-280
  8. O. Brunini, Y. M. T. da Anunciação, L. T. G. Fortes, P. L. Abramides, G. C. Blain, A. P. C. Brunini et al.
    Pages 281-315
  9. Wang Shili, Ma Yuping, Hou Qiong, Wang Yinshun
    Pages 317-341
  10. Michael A. Brady, William J. de Groot, Johann G. Goldammer, Tom Keenan, Tim J. Lynham, Christopher O. Justice et al.
    Pages 355-366
  11. Raymond P. Motha, V. R. K. Murthy
    Pages 435-462
  12. Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Raymond P. Motha
    Pages 477-491
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 493-503

About this book


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.


Irrigation Meteorology Weather agrometeorological services contingency planning coping strategies crop insurance efficiency modeling optimization simulation strategy transport weather and climate risks wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Mannava V. K. Sivakumar
    • 1
  • Raymond P. Motha
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Meteorology DivisionWorld Meteorological OrganizationGeneva 2Switzerland
  2. 2.USDA/OCE/WAOBWashington D.C.USA

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