The effects on agroclimatic zones and agricultural production

Parry ML, Carter TR, & Konijn NT (1988). The effects on agroclimatic zones and agricultural production. In: The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture. pp. 175-190 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-2965-4 DOI:10.1007/978-94-009-2965-4_6.

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Abstract

All climatic elements, whether singly or in combination, affect crop and animal production. The climatic elements of greatest significance to agricultural production in Kenya are rainfall, temperature and evapotranspiration. The balance between rainfall and evapotranspiration is particularly important. Characterization of an area based on climatic parameters relevant to agriculture (i.e., agro-climatic) is a useful practical exercise. The resulting agroclimatic zones indicate which areas are climatically suitable for different crops. Additional information on the length and intensity of the rainy and dry periods and on soil characteristics is necessary to designate agroclimatic zones.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 02 May 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 02 May 2016 11:28
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12983

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