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Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems.

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 47)

Climate change challenges for low-input cropping and grazing systems - Australia.

This chapter discusses the mechanisms by which climate change will influence broad-acre rainfed farming systems (cropping and grazing) in Australia and critically evaluates possible on-farm adaptation options. These results will be aggregated to national scales to examine the benefits derived from adaptation to climate change. The main projected challenges for the grazing industry under climate change are declines in pasture productivity, reduced forage quality, livestock heat stress, greater problems with some pests and weeds, more frequent droughts, more intense rainfall events and greater risks of soil degradation. The chapter establishes that the scale of climate change adaptation will need to respond to the extent of projected climate change, with tactical adaptation suitable for modest climate change, systemic adaptation suitable for more extensive climate change and transformative adaptation suitable for significant project change in temperature and rainfall.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems - introduction. Author(s): Fuhrer, J. Gregory, P. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Climate projections for 2050. Author(s): Rummukainen, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) Rainfed intensive crop systems. Author(s): Olesen, J. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 31) Climate sensitivity of intensive rice-wheat systems in tropical Asia: focus on the Indo-Gangetic plains. Author(s): Singh, A. K. Pathak, H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) Diversity in organic and agroecological farming systems for mitigation of climate change impact, with examples from Latin America. Author(s): Rossing, W. A. H. Modernel, P. Tittonell, P. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 88) UK fruit and vegetable production - impacts of climate change and opportunities for adaptation. Author(s): Collier, R. Else, M. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 110) Intensive livestock systems for dairy cows. Author(s): Collier, R. J. Hall, L. W. Smith, J. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 124) Climate change and integrated crop-livestock systems in temperate-humid regions of North and South America: mitigation and adaptation. Author(s): Franzluebbers, A. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 140) Land managed for multiple services. Author(s): Aspinall, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Adaptation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia. Author(s): Hou FuJiang
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 167) Enhancing climate resilience of cropping systems. Author(s): Webber, H. Kahiluoto, H. Rötter, R. Ewert, F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 186) Shaping sustainable intensive production systems: improved crops and cropping systems in the developing world. Author(s): Stirling, C. Hellin, J. Cairns, J. Silverblatt-Buser, E. Tefera, T. Ngugi, H. Gbegbelegbe, S. Tesfaye, K. Chung, U. Sonder, K. Cox, R. A. Verhulst, N. Govaerts, B. Alderman, P. Reynolds, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 204) The role of modelling in adapting and building the climate resilience of cropping systems. Author(s): Kahiluoto, H. Rötter, R. Webber, H. Ewert, F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 216) Agroforestry solutions for buffering climate variability and adapting to change. Author(s): Noordwijk, M. van Bayala, J. Hairiah, K. Lusiana, B. Muthuri, C. Khasanah, N. Mulia, R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 233) Channelling the future? The use of seasonal climate forecasts in climate adaptation. Author(s): Rickards, L. Howden, M. Crimp, S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 253) Agricultural adaptation to climate change: new approaches to knowledge and learning. Author(s): Ingram, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 271) What are the factors that dictate the choice of coping strategies for extreme climate events? The case of farmers in the Nile basin of Ethiopia. Author(s): Deressa, T. T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship and Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642895
  • Record Number
  • 20143234517