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Needs for agrometeorological solutions to farming problems

Last modified September 26, 2008 09:25

Here we have discussions on problems for which operational solutions with agrometeorological components are highly required, but not yet or incompletely available, or available but not applied. Here pre-publication information may be exchanged and experiences swapped on possible services, research, training/extension and policies related to food security, on-farm and market related. [Discuss items for this section with the President or the Vice-president.]

Some interesting questions appeared in some interesting agrometeorology papers in Part one of the Proceedings of the Manitoba Agronomists Conference 2006 — Last modified March 14, 2007 22:45
Some interesting questions appeared in some interesting agrometeorology papers in Part one of the Proceedings of the Manitoba Agronomists Conference 2006.
Manitoba Not Yielding To Climate Change? — Last modified March 12, 2007 22:53
As a reaction to my March 2007 homepage, Doug Wilcox wrote that indeed there is no place for complacency. That would be dangerous even in Manitoba where early climate change appears not yet to have had great influence on yields.
On farm testing of designs of new cropping systems will serve indonesian farmers — Last modified January 16, 2007 13:25
In the Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices bound to be published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) next year, S. Venkataraman and co-authors indicate that rice is the most important staple food grain of 50% of the world’s population. Nearly 80% of the rice is produced in Asia. India and China have the largest and second largest area of the crop. China and India are the largest and second largest producers of rice accounting for about 30% and 20% respectively of global production. However, only 5% of the total global production of rice enters international trade. Thus, for many countries national self-sufficiency is the crux of the matter in rice production.
Participatory rice research: An entry point for crop diversification — Last modified August 12, 2006 13:22
This simple example of handling farmers’ problems can be seen as applicable to agrometeorological services as well. Part of the poverty-alleviation rationale for the participatory research is that improved production will give farmers greater flexibility in their use of land and labor.
The woes of Kilimanjaro — Last modified May 15, 2006 17:54
The fabled glaciers on Tanzania's majestic mountain will soon be gone. Its forests are disappearing, too. For local farmers, this could mean disaster. For the rest of us, it's another unbearable loss
Scientific research in Africa in the 21st century, in need of a change of approach — Last modified April 04, 2006 12:56
On 14 April 2005 Kees Stigter gave his farewell lecture for the Chairgroup of Meteorology and Airquality at Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands. On 23 April 2005 he gave an invited lecture at the Institute for Studies of the Future, Khartoum, Sudan, in which he used part of the material of his farewell lecture.
Agrometeorological Services: Theory and Practice - Final report — Last modified December 29, 2005 14:34
The regional center for meteorological training held a training program in Iran on "Agrometeorological Services: Theory and Practice".
Climate change and trends in phenology of cotton in northeast Iran — Last modified July 25, 2005 13:34
Climate change and global warming since the 1980s have in parts of the world led to clear responses in plant phenology.
Support systems in policy making for agrometeorological services: the role of intermediaries — Last modified June 07, 2005 14:55
Policy paper prepared for consideration under points 7. and 8. of the provisional agenda of the Second Meeting of the Management Group of CAgM in Guaruja, Brazil, 30/3 - 2/4, 2005, by Kees Stigter (Ed.)
Climate change and its implications to Indian agriculture — Last modified March 16, 2005 20:43
Changes in the atmospheric composition, mainly of so called greenhouse gases, threaten to bring about a substantial shift in the world's climate. In recent years, many studies on climate change have shown that the anthropogenic and biogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases and aerosols modify the Earth's atmosphere. This modification of the atmosphere has coincided with the mean surface air temperature of the Earth increasing since the 1850s by about 0.050C/decade.
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