ABSTRACT

Agroclimatology is the science of those climatic or weather factors important to agriculture. Climate is generally thought as an uncontrollable factor, and this book provides an understanding of the agroclimatic system and its influences on the failure or success of agricultural development activities; looking at misunderstandings and the value of research into this area

part Part 1|52 pages

Climatic Information and World Agriculture

section Section A|13 pages

Introductory Presentations

chapter 1|6 pages

Climate and Agriculture in the Twentieth Century

ByWalter Orr Roberts

chapter 2|7 pages

Venezuelan Agricultural Development: A General View

ByGustavo Pinto Cohen

section Section B|35 pages

Perspectives on the World Food Problem

chapter 3|7 pages

Agroclimate Information and World Food Perspectives

ByMichel Frère

chapter 4|9 pages

Climate Prediction and Agriculture in Pre-Columbian Peru

BySantiago E. Antúnez de Mayolo R.

chapter 5|19 pages

Climate Knowledge and the World Food Problem

ByLloyd E. Slater

part Part 2|118 pages

The Science and Its Use

section Section A|71 pages

Agroclimatic Models and Information Systems

chapter 6|26 pages

Agroclimatic Modeling: An Overview

ByWolfgang Baier

chapter 8|21 pages

Statistical Models of the Climatic Growing Period Crop Potentials

ByPierre Franquin

chapter 9|15 pages

Practical Agroclimate Information Systems

ByGeorge H. Hargreaves

section Section B|43 pages

The Utility of Models and Information Systems

chapter 10|12 pages

Making Weather- and Climate-Dependent Crop-Management Decisions

ByGerald F. Arkin, William A. Dugas

chapter 11|15 pages

Climatic Impact Assessment Programs as a Resource for Economic Planning, Agricultural Development, and Food Security

ByLouis T. Steyaert, Clarence M. Sakamoto, Joan C. Hock, Paul F. Krumpe

chapter 12|7 pages

Agroclimate Information Requirements for Land Evaluation Purposes

ByKlaas Jan Beek, Herman G. J. Huizing, W. H. Erik de Man, Jan H. de Vos tot Nederveen Cappel

chapter 13|9 pages

A Computerized Weather Monitoring Unit for Farm Operation

ByJ. Y. Wang

part Part 3|120 pages

National Case Studies

section Section A|54 pages

Venezuela

chapter 14|12 pages

The Climates and Agricultural Ecology of Venezuela

ByJesús Sánchez Carrillo, Sergio Benacchio

chapter 15|28 pages

The Venezuelan Food and Climate Project in the Western Llanos

BySergio Benacchio, David F. Cusack, Pedro Brito, Julia de Brito, James McQuigg, Louis T. Steyaert, Jorge Núñez, Gustavo Campero

chapter 16|14 pages

Mass and Energy Fluxes of Communities Cultivated in the Venezuelan Llanos

ByJosé J. San José

section Section B|30 pages

Brazil

chapter 17|9 pages

Agroclimatic Modeling as a Research Tool in Brazil

ByFernando L. Garagorry, Everaldo R. Porto

chapter 18|17 pages

Modeling and Forecasting Brazilian Crop Yields Using Meteorological Data

ByFernando Silveira da Mota, Marisa Oliveira de Oliveira Agendes, José Luiz da Costa Rosskoff, João Baptista da Silva

section Section C|32 pages

Other Countries

chapter 20|10 pages

A Model for Regional Diagnostic Agro-Ecology in Chile

ByFernando Santibáñez Quezada

chapter 21|7 pages

Agrometeorology in Colombia

ByOrlando Guzmán Martinez, Itamar Noe-Dobrea

chapter 22|15 pages

Problems of Agrometeorological Modeling in Kenya

ByPhilip W. Porter

part Part 4|82 pages

The Problems and the Potentials of Application

section Section A|42 pages

The Social Science Perspective on Application

chapter 23|6 pages

Gains from Weather Information to Third World Agriculture

ByRaaj Kumar Sah

chapter 25|17 pages

A Process Model of Agroclimate Technology Transfer

ByDavid F. Cusack

section Section B|36 pages

The Perspectives and Problems of Developing Country Users

chapter 27|36 pages

The First Interamerican Symposium on Agroclimatic Models and Information Systems

Workshop Proceedings, Conclusions, and Recommendations, Caracas, Venezuela, September 1981
ByDavid F. Cusack