Workshop on Applications of Climate Statistics in Agriculture
- Start Date: 06/05/2007
- End Date: 06/07/2007
University of Regina
The climate statistics workshop provided a venue for scientific researchers and end users to discuss how statistical information can benefit agriculture, water and other climate sensitive operations. Applied scientific presentations increased understanding of what can be provided analytically using 'easy to understand statistics.' The usefulness and limitations of the tools were assessed by the user community, who engaged researchers in a dialogue aimed at suggesting appropriate statistical techniques for risk reduction. The dialogue was achieved by including users of climate information as workshop participants. Participants include representatives of government departments, commodity brokers, financial representatives and community groups whose activities are impacted by weather and climate.
Aston Chipanshi, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Regina, Sask.
Harvey Hill, AAFC, Saskatoon, Sask.
James Ramsay, Dept. of Psychology, McGill University
James Zidek, Dept. of Statistics, University of British Columbia