The aim of this session is to discuss the state of the art research in the area of analysis and management of weather-related risks in agriculture and their consequences for the human population in terms of migration and temporal displacements. Both structural and non-structural measures can be used to reduce the impact of climate variability including extreme weather on crop production. While the structural measures include strategies such as irrigation, water harvesting, windbreaks etc., the non-structural measures include the use of the medium-range weather forecast and crop insurance.
The topic is at the borderline of different disciplines, in particular agricultural and financial economics, meteorology, modelling and agronomy and human migration. Thus, the session offers a platform to exchange ideas and views on weather-related risks across these disciplines with the focus on quantifying the impact of extreme weather on agricultural production including impacts of climate change, analysis of financial instruments that allow reducing or sharing weather-related risks, evaluation of risk management strategies on the farm level, development of the theory of risk management and to exchange practical experiences with the different types of weather insurance, and the analyses of the consequences of natural hazards on past, present and future trends and response to disaster-induced-displacement.