Seasonal climate forecasting for better irrigation system management in Lombok, Indonesia

McClymont, David and Zhang, Xike and Dutta, Sunil and White, Simon and Yasin, Ismail and Idris, Husni and Yakin, Addinul and Ma'shum, Mansur and Suriadi, Ahmad and Surana, Ir. (2009) Seasonal climate forecasting for better irrigation system management in Lombok, Indonesia. Project Report. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research , Canberra, Australia. [Report]

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This project aimed to develop, customise and promote seasonal climate forecast (SCF) technologies to improve the management of irrigated agricultural production systems in Lombok, Indonesia. The climate of Lombok is highly variable being significantly influenced by the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, which greatly affects the productivity of the predominantly rice-based local agriculture. By customising ENSO-based SCF technologies for use in regional agricultural management and planning, there is significant potential to increase Lombok's agricultural productivity and revenue in favourable seasons and reduce the risk of crop losses in dry years and prolonged droughts. To achieve this, the objectives of the project embodied a range of decision support and 'systems modelling' development, capacity-building and information dissemination components including:
• Collecting, synthesising, modelling and collating hydrologic and climatic data for integration into a climate-based decision support system.
• Developing decision support tools for optimising choice of crop, crop area and irrigation water allocation based on seasonal climate information.
• Promoting SCF-based planning amongst irrigators, government officials and community leaders.
• Building local capacity in the development and operational use of decision support systems.

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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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Additional Information: Project no: SMCN/2002/033. Final report no. FR2009-44. Copyright - Commonwealth of Australia 2009. Open access copy is available from link provided.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2014 23:32
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2014 23:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: SOI; southern oscillation index; El Nino; meteorological information; forecasts; irrigation practices; droughts; floods
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040107 Meteorology
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8299 Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 829999 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified

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