PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (5): 557-564.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.05.007

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New Advances in Agricultural Drought Risk Study

HE Bin1, WU Jianjun2, LV Aifeng1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management, Ministry of Civil Affairs &|Ministry of Education,the People's Republic of China, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
  • Received:2010-01-01 Revised:2010-03-01 Online:2010-05-25 Published:2010-05-25


The analysis of agricultural drought risk is not only the prerequisite of drought risk management, but also the theoretical basis of risk division and of the damages, and it has become a new research focus in recent years. The connotation, the constituent elements, the analysis system, and the study status of agricultural drought disaster were described in this paper. On this basis, this paper pointed out that, from the agricultural drought hazard and vulnerability point of view, the systematic establishment of a comprehensive drought risk analysis framework, especially the development of dynamic mathematical models and index system for each risk factor, is the research priority in the study of temporal and spatial patterns of agricultural drought risk.

Key words: agricultural drought, hazard, risk, vulnerability