Stone, Roger C. and Meinke, Holger (2007) Contingency planning for drought - a case study in coping with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties. In: Sivakumar, Mannava V. K. and Motha, Raymond P., (eds.) Managing weather and climate risks in agriculture. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 415-433. ISBN 978-3-540-72744-6
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Continency planning provides an important component in improving measures to reduce the impacts of climate variability on crop production and other agricultural production systems. In particular, ways must be found to avoid, reduce r cope with climatic risk. In some of the drought-prone areas around the world, contingency planning is used by governments as an effective strategy to cope with risks. The aim of this paper is to provide examples of recent case studies and approaches to contingency planning with a particular emphasis on drought contingency plannning as a means of furthering its use in government and agricultural industry world-wide.
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