Coordinated research on agrometeorology: India perspective
Keywords:AICRPAM, Weather, Climate, Crop, Pest, Agromet-advisory, DSS
The All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology (AICRPAM) was initiated in 1983 to utilize the climatic resource potential for better agricultural planning, enhanced productivity, profitability and sustainable livelihoods. The project has generated valuable research output in the areas of agroclimatic characterization, crop-weather relationship and weather effects on pests and diseases. Such information has been used for developing crop weather calendars, agroclimatic atlases, decision support systems, android apps, software for agromet data analysis, weather-based pest forewarning models, weather triggers for crop insurance etc. These products are being used for preparing agromet advisories and weather-related risk management systems. AICRPAM has completed forty years of its very meaningful existence with significant achievements and recommendations of practical value for the benefit of various stakeholders, particularly farmers. However, in view of the increase in intensity and frequency of the extreme weather events such as heat and cold waves, floods and droughts etc. under changing climatic conditions, the coordinated project envisages characterizing and identifying the hotspots, to minimize risks in crop production.
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