Mannava V K Sivakumar

Adaptation strategies for coping with agricultural droughts must be based on a better understanding of the climatic conditions of the location or region under consideration. As the United Nations' specialized agency with responsibility for meteorology and operational hydrology, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), since its inception, has been addressing the issue of agricultural droughts. This chapter presents a short overview of the various initiatives undertaken by WMO in this respect.

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