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Combating Climate Change: An Agricultural Perspective

By: Manjit S Kang (Editor), Surinder S Banga (Editor)

376 pages, 27 colour & 86 b/w illustrations, 42 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Apr 2013 | #201962 | ISBN-13: 9781466566705
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NHBS Price: £63.99 $82/€76 approx

About this book

It is increasingly becoming apparent that climate change will affect all four dimensions of global food security: availability, accessibility, systems' stability, and utilization. This will likely adversely impact human health, livelihood assets, food production, and distribution channels, and alter purchasing power and market flows.

Both developed and developing countries will be impacted. However, agricultural losses are expected to hit developing countries hardest, as agriculture employs a substantial number of people and contributes greatly to economic growth. Combating Climate Change: An Agricultural Perspective addresses agriculture as abettor and sufferer; mitigation strategies; adaptation strategies, including agronomic and genetic interventions; and biodiversity.


Contents

Introduction
Dynamics and Economic Imperatives of Climate Change
Intensive Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Pool

Mitigation Strategies
CO2 and Methane Emissions from Agriculture
Global Food Security
Eco-efficiency in Agro-ecosystems
Nutrient-use Efficiency

Adaptation Strategies
Genetic Manipulations
Merging Physiological and Genetic Approaches
Genomic Perspective: Threats to Imperiled Native Agro-ecosystems and Food Security
Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources
Pathogens and Diseases
Pest Management Systems
Abiotic Stresses

Case Studies
WORLDCLIM and DIVA – Software for Modeling Current and Future Climates: An Example from Timor Leste
Revisiting 1727 – Little Ice Age and Birth of Trinitario Cacao


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