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Cover for Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems.

This book contains 17 chapters focusing on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, food security, water resources and economic stability. Strategies to develop sustainable systems that minimize impact on climate and/or mitigate the effects of human activity on climate change are also presented.

Author(s)
Fuhrer, J.; Gregory, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adaptation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the the current situation of mixed crop-livestock systems in Asia. The impacts of climate change and adaptation of crop-livestock systems are discussed and approaches to mitigating greenhouse gases through managing integrated farming systems are highlighted.

Author(s)
Hou FuJiang
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agroforestry solutions for buffering climate variability and adapting to change.

This chapter focuses on increasing the adaptive capacity of agricultural systems in tropical and subtropical regions through agroforestry. Agroforestry as a concept resists and tries to counteract the way agriculture has been segregated from forests and forestry. The chapter reviews the hypothesis...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Bayala, J.; Hairiah, K.; Lusiana, B.; Muthuri, C.; Khasanah, N.; Mulia, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems - introduction.

This chapter introduces the book 'Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems', which is comprised of fifteen chapters. The book provides insights into sensitivities and possible adaptive measures to climate change across a number of different production systems, ranging from...

Author(s)
Fuhrer, J.; Gregory, P. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate projections for 2050.

This chapter provides the background for the subsequent chapters in this book, and discusses climate projections for the next few decades. While the focus is on the period until 2050, it should be noted that climate change will very likely continue well beyond the middle of the 21st century....

Author(s)
Rummukainen, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rainfed intensive crop systems.

This chapter focuses on the importance of intensive cropping systems in contributing to the world supply of food and feed. The impact of climate change on intensive crop production systems is also discussed.

Author(s)
Olesen, J. E.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate sensitivity of intensive rice-wheat systems in tropical Asia: focus on the Indo-Gangetic plains.

This chapter analyses climate change and climatic variation scenarios for South Asia and assesses the vulnerability of the rice-wheat system to climate change. Some adaptation strategies to climate change for the system are suggested, with a focus on the Indo-Gangetic plains.

Author(s)
Singh, A. K.; Pathak, H.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Crimp, S.; Howden, M.; Stokes, C.; Schroeter, S.; Keating, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diversity in organic and agroecological farming systems for mitigation of climate change impact, with examples from Latin America.

This chapter reviews the impact of climate change on, and the adaptation potential of, ecologically intensive systems such as those known in different parts of the world as organic farming, or agroecology. To fit into the rationale of this book, this chapter focuses on Latin America, and on the...

Author(s)
Rossing, W. A. H.; Modernel, P.; Tittonell, P. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for UK fruit and vegetable production - impacts of climate change and opportunities for adaptation.

This chapter focuses on the impact of climate change on the production of apples, strawberries and the main types of vegetable grown in the UK. The importance of anticipating and adapting to climate change in order to deliver good yields of quality products is also discussed.

Author(s)
Collier, R.; Else, M. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter

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