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Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems.

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Chapter 16 (Page no: 233)

Channelling the future? The use of seasonal climate forecasts in climate adaptation.

This chapter contributes to understanding the context of risk management by bringing together a diversity of literatures pertinent to the use of seasonal climate forecasts (SCFs). In particular, it examines the role of such forecasts in assisting agricultural producers to adapt to climate variability and change. SCFs are projections of the trajectory of major climatic variables (notably precipitation) over a timescale of weeks to months. They allow some revision of the probability of occurrence of specific climate conditions when compared with historic experience (i.e. climatology). The chapter critically appraises the perceived benefi t of SCFs for climate change adaptation. Focused on a discussion of agricultural production in developed countries, the chapter speculates about the potential disadvantages of producers relying overly strongly on SCFs.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems - introduction. Author(s): Fuhrer, J. Gregory, P. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Climate projections for 2050. Author(s): Rummukainen, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) Rainfed intensive crop systems. Author(s): Olesen, J. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 31) Climate sensitivity of intensive rice-wheat systems in tropical Asia: focus on the Indo-Gangetic plains. Author(s): Singh, A. K. Pathak, H.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) Climate change challenges for low-input cropping and grazing systems - Australia. Author(s): Crimp, S. Howden, M. Stokes, C. Schroeter, S. Keating, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) Diversity in organic and agroecological farming systems for mitigation of climate change impact, with examples from Latin America. Author(s): Rossing, W. A. H. Modernel, P. Tittonell, P. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 88) UK fruit and vegetable production - impacts of climate change and opportunities for adaptation. Author(s): Collier, R. Else, M. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 110) Intensive livestock systems for dairy cows. Author(s): Collier, R. J. Hall, L. W. Smith, J. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 124) Climate change and integrated crop-livestock systems in temperate-humid regions of North and South America: mitigation and adaptation. Author(s): Franzluebbers, A. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 140) Land managed for multiple services. Author(s): Aspinall, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Adaptation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia. Author(s): Hou FuJiang
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 167) Enhancing climate resilience of cropping systems. Author(s): Webber, H. Kahiluoto, H. Rötter, R. Ewert, F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 186) Shaping sustainable intensive production systems: improved crops and cropping systems in the developing world. Author(s): Stirling, C. Hellin, J. Cairns, J. Silverblatt-Buser, E. Tefera, T. Ngugi, H. Gbegbelegbe, S. Tesfaye, K. Chung, U. Sonder, K. Cox, R. A. Verhulst, N. Govaerts, B. Alderman, P. Reynolds, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 204) The role of modelling in adapting and building the climate resilience of cropping systems. Author(s): Kahiluoto, H. Rötter, R. Webber, H. Ewert, F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 216) Agroforestry solutions for buffering climate variability and adapting to change. Author(s): Noordwijk, M. van Bayala, J. Hairiah, K. Lusiana, B. Muthuri, C. Khasanah, N. Mulia, R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 253) Agricultural adaptation to climate change: new approaches to knowledge and learning. Author(s): Ingram, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 271) What are the factors that dictate the choice of coping strategies for extreme climate events? The case of farmers in the Nile basin of Ethiopia. Author(s): Deressa, T. T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne, Southern Annex, Ground Floor Alice Hoy Building (Blg 162), Monash Road, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642895
  • Record Number
  • 20143234528