Posted May 1999
Senior Agrometeorologist, Environment and Natural Resources Service (SDRN),
FAO Research, Extension and Training Division
This Special describes key basic concepts pertaining to climate in agriculture.
- Risk definitions: A basic discussion of climate risk and vulnerability applied to agricultural production
- Risk management: What can be done to reduce the impact of climate variability on agriculture? What are the fundamental differences between developing and developed countries, as far as climate risk is concerned?
- Losses: A quantification, at the national and global scale, of the losses actually suffered by agriculture due to climate variability
Note: This Special is also available for downloading as a Powerpoint presentation (zipped, 31K) and a Word document (zipped, 55K)