Climate and Agriculture

The variability of seasonal temperature and precipitation and the sub-seasonal statistics of these and other climate variables play a key role in the quality and quantity of agricultural output. This map room includes maps and analyses of seasonal statistics of historical temperature and precipitation, seasonal temperature and precipitation forecasts, and GCM skill maps for regions of Asia and South America, and a map of farming systems in Africa.

    A set of tailored analyses to describe historical daily precipitation and temperature caracteristics variability and their relationship with ENSO.
    A set of tailored seasonal deterministic forecasts.
    As quoted from the FAO Farming Systems website: "A farming system is defined as a population of individual farm systems that have broadly similar resource bases, enterprise patterns, household activities and constraints, and for which similar development strategies and interventions would be appropriate. Depending on the scale of the analysis, a farming system can encompass a few dozen or many millions of households."
    This suite of maprooms provides climate information and decision support tools to enable poor rural women and men farmers and policy makers to better manage the risks associated with climate variability and change. Better management of such risks will allow farmers to increase agricultural production and productivity and will enhance food security and rural livelihoods in test sites in Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Bangladesh.