Based on an International Workshop held in Geneva in 2005, this book reviews the advances made so far in seasonal climate predictions and their applications for management and decision-making in agriculture. It also identifies the challenges to be addressed in the next 5 to 10 years to further enhance operational applications of climate predictions in agriculture, especially in developing countries.
From the reviews: "This volume aims to review advances made in seasonal climate predictions and applications for management and decision making in agriculture during the first five years of CLIMAG. ... This book will appeal particularly to researchers interested on societal impacts of climate variability, staff of national meteorological and hydrological services ... and agricultural experts and extension specialists who want to survey the current status of climate prediction for agriculture. ... helpful in a graduate seminar on climate affairs, climate/society interactions, or applied climatology." (Guillermo Podesta, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, February, 2009)