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Preface: Climate Predictions for Better Agricultural Risk Management

Holger Meinke A B , M. V. K. Sivakumar C , Raymond P. Motha D and Rohan Nelson E
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A Crop and Weed Ecology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, PO Box 430, 6700 AK Wageningen, The Netherlands.

B formerly: Queensland Department of Primary Industries, PO Box 102, Toowoomba, Qld 4350, Australia.

C World Meteorological Organization, 7bis Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland.

D U.S. Department of Agriculture, World Agricultural Outlook Board, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 4441 South Building, Washington, D.C. 20250, USA.

E CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship, GPO Box 284, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.

Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 58(10) 935-938
Published: 30 October 2007


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1Note that the acronym ‘SCF(s)’ is used here for ‘seasonal climate forecast(s)’ as well as for ‘seasonal climate forecasting’.

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