Drought risk and vulnerability in rainfed agriculture: Example of a case study from Australia., Drought management: scientific and technological innovations

Stone, R.C. and Potgieter, A. (2008) Drought risk and vulnerability in rainfed agriculture: Example of a case study from Australia., Drought management: scientific and technological innovations. Options Méditerranéennes, Series A 80: 29-40.

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Author Stone, R.C.
Potgieter, A.
Title Drought risk and vulnerability in rainfed agriculture: Example of a case study from Australia., Drought management: scientific and technological innovations
Journal name Options Méditerranéennes
ISSN 1016-121X
Publication date 2008-06-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume Series A
Issue 80
Start page 29
End page 40
Total pages 12
Place of publication Montpelier, France
Publisher Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Mediterraneennes, Institut Agronomique Mediterraneen de Montpellier
Language eng
Abstract Many regions in Australia have extremely high levels of rainfall variability leading to periodically high drought risk for many agricultural enterprises. In this analysis, vulnerability and drought risk analysis methods incorporating Plant Available Water Capacity (PAWC) and soil moisture recharge levels shown to have value in strategic planning for a rainfed crop and a pasture regime. Through input from specialist agronomists maps of PAWC at broad spatial scales for Australia have been produced. These maps show wide regional shire scale analysis illustrates important regional differences, important for strategic drought risk vulnerability assessments. For tactical-scale drought risk assessments, use of integrated PAWC, soil moisture recharge levels, crop simulation models and a climate forecasting system provide improved value.
Keyword Strategic
Tactical
Vulnerability
Crop simulation
Climate forecasting
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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