Climate Prediction and Agriculture

Advances and Challenges

  • Mannava V. K. Sivakumar
  • James Hansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. M. V. K. Sivakumar, J. Hansen
    Pages 1-13
  3. G. Maracchi, V. Capecchi, A. Crisci, F. Piani
    Pages 49-56
  4. B. I. Shapiro, M. Winslow, P. S. Traoré, V. Balaji, P. Cooper, K. P. C. Rao et al.
    Pages 63-70
  5. K. K. Singh, D. R. Reddy, S. Kaushik, L. S. Rathore, J. Hansen, G. Sreenivas
    Pages 111-127
  6. V. Nageswara Rao, P. Singh, J. Hansen, T. Giridhara Krishna, S. K. Krishna Murthy
    Pages 165-180
  7. Nguyen T. Hien Thuan, Luong V. Viet, Nguyen T. Phuong, T. X. Le Lan, Nguyen D. Phu
    Pages 181-187
  8. P. C. S. Traoré, M. Kouressy, M. Vaksmann, R. Tabo, I. Maikano, S. B. Traoré et al.
    Pages 189-203
  9. S. G. K. Adiku, F. D. Mawunya, J. W. Jones, M. Yangyouru
    Pages 205-212
  10. J. M. C. Fernandes, E. M. Del Ponte, W. Pavan, G. R. Cunha
    Pages 265-271
  11. G. Hoogenboom, C. W. Fraisse, J. W. Jones, K. T. Ingram, J. J. O’Brien, J. G. Bellow et al.
    Pages 273-278
  12. M. V. K. Sivakumar, J. Hansen
    Pages 285-288
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-307

About this book


Improved adaptation of food production, particularly in areas where climate variability is large, holds the key to improving food security for human populations. Increasing climate knowledge and improved prediction capabilities facilitate the development of relevant climate information and prediction products for applications in agriculture to reduce the negative impacts due to climate variations and to enhance planning activities based on the developing capacity of climate science. This book, based on an International Workshop held in Geneva in 2005, reviews the advances made so far in seasonal climate predictions and their applications for management and decision-making in agriculture and identifies the challenges to be addressed in the next 5 to 10 years to further enhance operational applications of climate predictions in agriculture, especially in the developing countries.


Agricultural Meteorology Agricultural risk management Climate Risk Management Climatology Meteorology Rain Scale Weather adaptation climate change rice simulation temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Mannava V. K. Sivakumar
    • 1
  • James Hansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Meteorology DivisionWorld Meteorological OrganizationGeneva 2Switzerland
  2. 2.Agricultural Systems, International Research Institute for Climate and SocietyThe Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityPalisadesUSA

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