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Response farming focuses on water and its management at farm level.
The concept is that improved information about water supply (rainfall) prospects and about impacts of alternative actions which may be taken, would equip farmers to more closely meet their goals. A major factor affecting yields and production, particularly in developing countries, is the inter-seasonal weather variation. There is a clear need to assist subsistence farmers in supplying information in order to adapt the agricultural system to increased weather variability. Farmers should be able to plan their practices, given the recent past weather conditions, i.e. through contingency planning and response farming.

WHARF: World Hunger Alleviation through Response Farming
Response Farming in Response to the Weather: A Guide for Extension [956 kb]

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