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Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture

By: Robert Mendelsohn (Editor), Ariel Dinar (Editor)

544 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, maps

Edward Elgar

Paperback | Jun 2013 | #206087 | ISBN-13: 9781781001943
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Hardback | Dec 2011 | #206062 | ISBN-13: 9781849801164
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Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture explores the interaction between climate change and the agriculture sector. Agriculture is essential to the livelihood of people and nations, especially in the developing world; therefore, any impact on it will have significant economic, social and political ramifications. Scholars from around the world and from various fields have been brought together to explore this important topic. The contributions found here analyze direct agronomic effects, the economic impacts on agriculture, agricultural impacts on the economy, agricultural mitigation and farmer adaptation. The authors argue that climate change is likely to have an extensive impact on agriculture around the world, through changes in temperature, precipitation, concentrations of carbon dioxide, and available water flows.

This thorough and timely volume is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in exploring the impacts of climate change in arguably the most important sector of the world economy. Economists, agronomists, and climate modellers in academia and the public sector, policy analysts and development agency staff and graduate/post graduate students will find this remarkable volume a welcome addition to their collection.


1. Introduction to the Handbook of Climate Change and Agriculture Ariel Dinar and Robert Mendelsohn

2. Climate Change, Carbon Dioxide, and Global Crop Production: Food Security and Uncertainty Lewis H. Ziska
3. Effects of Climate Variability on Domestic Livestock Terry L. Mader and John B. Gaughan
4. From the Farmer to Global Food Production: Use of Crop Models for Climate Change Impact Assessment Ana Iglesias, Jeremy Schlickenrieder, David Pereira and Agustin Diz
5. Investigating the Connections between Climate Change, Drought and Agricultural Production Michael Hayes, Donald Wilhite, Mark Svoboda and Mirek Trnka

6. Farm-level Impacts of Climate Change: Alternative Approaches for Modeling Uncertainty Dannele E. Peck and Richard M. Adams
7. Using Panel Data Models to Estimate the Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture Olivier Deschenes and Michael Greenstone
8. The Impact of Climate Change on US Agriculture: A Repeated Cross Sectional Ricardian Analysis Emanuele Massetti and Robert Mendelsohn

9. Economy-wide Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture - Case Study for Adaptation Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa Alvaro Calzadilla, Tingju Zhu, Katrin Rehdanz, Richard S.J. Tol and Claudia Ringler
10. Integrated Assessment Models - the Interplay of Climate Change, Agriculture and Land Use in a Policy Tool Marian Leimbach, Alexander Popp, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Nico Bauer, Jan Philipp Dietrich and David Klein
11. The Role of Growth and Trade in Agricultural Adaptation to Environmental Change John Reilly

12. Biofuels and Climate Change Gal Hochman, Deepak Rajagopal and David Zilberman
13. The Present and Future Role for Agricultural Projects Under the Clean Development Mechanism Donald F. Larson, Ariel Dinar and J. Aapris Frisbie

14. Agricultural Adaptation: Needs, Findings and Effects Ruth A. Aisabokhae, Bruce A. McCarl and Yuquan W. Zhang
15. Hydro-economic Modeling to Assess Climate Impact and Adaptation for Agriculture in California Josue Medellin-Azuara, Richard E. Howitt and Jay R. Lund
16. Reducing the Impact of Global Climate Change on Agriculture - the Use of Endogenous Irrigation and Protected Agriculture Technology Aliza Fleischer and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
17. Climate Change and Technological Innovation in Agriculture: Adaptation through Science Douglas Gollin
18. Adaptation to Climate Change in Mixed Crop-livestock Farming Systems in Developing Countries Philip K. Thornton, Mario Herrero and Peter G. Jones
19. Insurance as an Adaptation to Climate Variability in Agriculture Alberto Garrido, Maria Bielza, Dolores Rey, M. Ines Minguez and M. Ruiz-Ramos
20. The Choice of Livestock Species by Individual Farmers under Global Warming: A Comparative Analysis of Africa and Latin America S. Niggol Seo
21. Climate Change, Drought, and Agriculture: Role of Effective Institutions and Infrastructure R. Maria Saleth, Ariel Dinar and Juanita A. Frisbie
22. Conclusion Robert Mendelsohn and Ariel Dinar

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