Climate Info for Agriculture
Weather and Climate Services for the Agricultural Sector
Weather conditions affect the growing environment of crops, in particular the correlation between precipitation and crop yield. Droughts and floods can have a disastrous consequence on agricultural land and practices that are not prepared for such conditions. Information from short term weather forecasts are routinely employed within the agricultural sector by farmers to make daily to weekly decisions.
The Mauritius Meteorological Services offers various weather and climate services, among them many with high relevance for the agricultural sector. In the following, an overview is given about agriculturally relevant products and services of MMS
- Monthly agro-climatic bulletins with information on past weather and various relevant parameters
- Seasonal forecast