…from Sindh Today…
“India needn’t gamble or fret about the timing of the monsoon any more, but only if it plays smart. An international science and research body for the tropics has suggested some useful strategies for farmers when the rains are tardy.
“ICRISAT says it uses new science tools like crop-growth simulation models, water balance techniques and geographic information systems (GIS) for assessing the length of the crop growing period and drought characterisation.
“‘Right and timely information is the backbone of drought-preparedness,’ says ICRISAT.”