Supporting farmers facing drought

John Furlow, James Buizer, Simon J. Mason, Glenroy Brown

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Abstract

As countries develop adaptation plans to protect important economic sectors from climate impacts, the role of information to support decision-making is growing more important. Underfunded or low-capacity national weather and climate agencies will become an impediment to better decision-making if they are not able to keep up with demand for tailored information. A project carried out in partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Jamaican government shows that when information producers and consumers codesign and implement information services, they can yield results quickly and help small-scale decision makers adapt to adverse weather and climate conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResilience
Subtitle of host publicationThe Science of Adaptation to Climate Change
PublisherElsevier
Pages227-236
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128118917
ISBN (Print)9780128118924
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Climate service
  • Decision support
  • Drought
  • Drought service
  • El nino
  • Jamaica
  • NAPs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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Furlow, J., Buizer, J., Mason, S. J., & Brown, G. (2018). Supporting farmers facing drought. In Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change (pp. 227-236). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811891-7.00018-9