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Record number 405345
Title Agrometeorology from science to extension: Assessment of needs and provision of services. A Review.
Author(s) Stigter, C.J.
Source Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 126 (2008)3-4. - ISSN 0167-8809 - p. 153 - 157.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2008.01.025
Department(s) Meteorology and Air Quality
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2008
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
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