Extended Range Forecasting and Agriculture Risk Management, India (ERFS) - ID:109
Through a consortium of India's leading institutions in climate research and agricultural management, IRI and other international partners, this project integrates risk management and climate science research to improve both forecasting capacity and the understanding of climate risks in the context of rural livelihoods.
Goals and Objectives
Goal: This project seeks to improve capacity to forecast the Indian summer monsoon, and demonstrate a risk management approach to integrating climate information in addressing climate risks facing farmers in India.
- Develop and demonstrate climate risk management frameworks, institutional structures, methods and tools to better adapt rural livelihoods to seasonal and inter-annual climate variability
- Climate science research for the development of improved, well-calibrated, seasonal climate forecasts and climate information for demonstration districts
Training development and implementation assistance for project team members in India on climate science and risk management; coordination with appropriate international stakeholders for data inputs; participation in appropriate development of models, including hosting project staff and partners for collaborative work; development of an online data management system/library similar to Data Library; participation in workshops to share experience in project demonstration sites
4 - 9 May 2009 ERFS Climate Predictability Tool Training Workshop Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
A. Robertson, M. Tippett
Report on the 27 - 30 Apr 2009 Workshop on agriculture risk management Hyderabad, India
E. Conrad, A. Ines, A. Robertson, S. Someshwar, K. Venkatasubramanian
Workshop was co-led by IRI, government and university-based partners, and hosted by the Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU). Participants included researchers from agriculture universities in nine states across India, who are leading demonstration efforts as part of the ERFS project.
Project web page
April 2010 agriculture training in India
Conrad, E., 2009: Living with an Uncertain Monsoon. Climate Watch Magazine. [Available online at http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/2009/articles/living-with-an-uncertain-monsoon]