Contingency planning for drought - a case study in coping with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties

Stone, Roger C. and Meinke, Holger (2007) Contingency planning for drought - a case study in coping with agrometeorological risks and uncertainties. In: Managing weather and climate risks in agriculture. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 415-433. ISBN 978-3-540-72744-6


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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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2008 05:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 01:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate; risk management; drought
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl.Climate Change Processes)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070399 Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies

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