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Science for the people.
There is scarcely a branch of human undertakings as dependent on the weather as agriculture.
Agricultural production is dependent on weather and climate regardless of the impressive advances in agricultural technology.
Agrometeorological services and tailor-made advisories have become indispensable because of the challenges provided to many forms of agricultural production by increasing climate variability and extreme events which affecting socio-economic conditions.
Most farmers in the south-western Free State were not familiar with agrometeorological products but relied on their experience and traditional knowledge for farming decision-making.
Most commercial farmers, having more resources, performed better compared to the resource poor farmers.
This book contributed to increasing the useful operational applicability of weather science, climate science and various fields of agricultural sciences.
Gugulethu Zuma-Netshiukhwi was born in KwaZulu-Natal and lives in the Free State, South Africa.
She obtained PhD in agrometeorology at the University of the Free State.
Employed by the Agricultural Research Council as a Researcher.
Her research interests are on weather/climate issues, climate change, agriculture, crop modelling,community engagement
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