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Agricultural Drought — A Practical Approach to Definition, Assessment and Mitigation Strategies

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Despite the improvements in investigative and operative technology, drought remains one of the main problems in many countries, involving a large number of human activities. Over the past few years scientists have proposed specific formulas and procedures to detect drought phenomena or to give specific information to end-users or decision-makers. This paper illustrates some basic concepts on agricultural drought, with a collection of the main indices used to determine drought severity in this extremely sensitive economic sector. Some considerations on the actual knowledge of the problem are presented and some suggestions on possible improvements of the land and natural resource management capabilities are given.

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  • Standardise Precipitation Index
  • Drought Index
  • Palmer Drought Severity Index
  • Agricultural Drought
  • Drought Hazard

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Maracchi, G. (2000). Agricultural Drought — A Practical Approach to Definition, Assessment and Mitigation Strategies. In: Vogt, J.V., Somma, F. (eds) Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, vol 14. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9472-1_5

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