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Integrated Agrometeorological Services

Making Smallholder Farming Climate-smart

Climate change is accompanied by increasing weather uncertainty. Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, need advance warning of emergent weather conditions at a local level. Mobile telecommunication systems are increasingly cost-effective and an efficient way of delivering weather-based agro-advisories to farmers at a large scale. Agrometeorological services facilitate flexible, weather-based agriculture planning and help build evidence and capacities of communities, technical and developmental agencies to plan and implement climate-adaptive responses. The relevance and innovativeness of multi-institutional collaboration lies in the institutional, technical and pedagogical strategy adopted which offers important lessons on how agrometeorological services can be organised to make smallholder farming climate-resilient on a larger scale.


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Crispino Lobo ( is co-founder and managing trustee, Watershed Organisation Trust. N Chattopadhyay ( is Deputy Director General of Meteorology (Agricultural Meteorology Division), India Meteorological Department, Pune. K V Rao ( is Principal Scientist, Division of Resource Management, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad.

Updated On : 5th Jan, 2017


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