Development of eAgromet Prototype to Improve the Performance of Integrated Agromet Advisory Service

Krishna Reddy, P and Trinath, A V and Kumaraswamy, M and Bhaskar Reddy, B and Nagarani, K and Raji Reddy, D and Sreenivas, G and Kadiyala, M D M and Rathore, L S and Singh, K K and Chattopadhyay, N (2014) Development of eAgromet Prototype to Improve the Performance of Integrated Agromet Advisory Service. In: Databases in Networked Information Systems : Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 168-188. ISBN 978-3-319-05692-0

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In several countries, the systems for forecasting weather are being operated to deal with weather and its related factors affecting agricultural production. India meteorological department (IMD) is providing several types of weather forecasts. One of the forecast service is medium range forecast (MRF). As a part of MRF, the expected values of rain fall, temperature, cloud cover, humidity, wind speed and wind direction for next five days are forecasted twice a week by considering district as a unit. Agriculture is markedly affected by weather condition during crop season. IMD in collaboration with Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and State Agriculture Universities (SAUs) has set-up about 130 Agro-meteorological Field Units (AMFUs) and each AMFU covers about five districts. Based on MRF, IMD is rendering Integrated Agromet Advisory Service to the farming community of the country in the form of agromet advisory bulletin. The agromet advisory bulletins contain possible risk mitigation measures for the major crops and livestock. Based on the weather forecast, a group of interdisciplinary scientists and agromet scientists at AMFU prepare district-level agromet advisory bulletins. These bulletins are sent to the farmers and other stakeholders of the corresponding district. To ease the process of preparing agromet bulletins, an effort has started to build IT-based agrometeorological advisory system called, eAgromet. In this paper, we explain the concepts of eAgromet and its operation.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agromet advice; Agromet bulletin; Risk management; Farm management; Extension service; Agrometeorology; eAgromet; Weather forecast
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 09:05
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 04:56
Acknowledgement: The book is a compilation of articles (proceedings) presented at the 9th International Workshop, DNIS 2014, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, March 24-26, 2014.
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