From 17th to 22nd April the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 (EGU) will be held at the Austria Center Vienna

The purpose of this meeting, open to scientists around the world, is to analyze the current state of research in the area of ​​climate-related risks analyzing and managing in agriculture.

All those scientists who are interested may participate by sending their abstracts on hazard risk management in agricultural and agroecosystems by January 13th, 2016.

Both structural and non-structural measures can be taken to reduce the impact of climate variability, including extreme weather conditions in agricultural production. While structural measures include strategies such as irrigation, water harvesting, windbreaks, etc., non-structural measures include the use of the weather forecast medium-range and crop insurance.

The weather has become a major global concern that affects the performance and management of agricultural systems. Due to global climate change and variability, as well as the occurrence of extreme weather events, it is likely to lead to substantial increase in agricultural risk and destabilization of agricultural income. This problem is not only important for farm managers, but also for policy makers, as the stabilization of earnings in agriculture is often seen as a government task.

This issue is on the edge of different disciplines, in particular agricultural and financial economics, meteorology and agronomy modeling. Therefore, the session provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and views on weather related risks across these disciplines with focus on the quantification of the impact of extreme weather on agricultural production, including the impact of climate change, analysis of financial instruments to reduce or share weather related risks, assessment of risk management strategies at the farm level, development of the theory of risk management, as well as the exchange of practical experience with different types of weather insurance.

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