Agrometeorology from science to extension: Assessment of needs and provision of services. A Review.

C.J. Stigter

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Abstract

After a historical introduction, recent achievements in agrometeorology and their limitations are highlighted. It is then discussed what determines what we do in agrometeorology. It is argued that the needs in the livelihood of farmers should push the scientific support systems and it is exemplified that this is possible. This analysis has serious consequences for science, training, education and extension in agrometeorology. This applies most strongly for developing countries or tropical studies elsewhere. Farmers’ livelihoods should be connected through agrometeorological services. Farmer or Climate Field Schools are introduced as a new approach to do so. Examples from China are given in which such schools or classes could be used. Finally a pilot project approach for agrometeorological services is discussed in which this could be prepared
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-157
JournalAgriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Volume126
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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