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Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems.

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Chapter 10 (Page no: 140)

Land managed for multiple services.

This chapter uses examples from agricultural land use to examine the nature and sources of the multiple goods and services produced by land systems as a set of services that are directly influenced by land management. First, the global-scale and scope of land change and pressures on land are reviewed briefly; this reveals the extent of the impacts of management on the global system. Second, the specification of land systems as coupled human-environment systems incorporating natural, technological, financial and human capital and flows is emphasized. This system's formulation supports the analysis and understanding of land dynamics at multiple spatial, temporal and organizational scales, and helps to reveal the full range of inputs of different forms of capital, and also the importance of human-environment relationships in the production of ecosystem goods and services. Third, the nature of different goods and services produced from land, and the sources of these goods as they relate to agricultural land systems and land management are reviewed, using examples based on farming in Scotland. This provides an understanding of ecosystem services that are based on land and land management, and emphasizes the roles of human activities in the delivery of ecosystem services.

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: 5 (Page no: 47) Climate change challenges for low-input cropping and grazing systems - Australia. Author(s): Crimp, S. Howden, M. Stokes, C. Schroeter, S. Keating, B.
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: 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
  • James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642895
  • Record Number
  • 20143234522