Vulnerability of Agriculture, Water and Fisheries to Climate Change

Toward Sustainable Adaptation Strategies

Editors: Behnassi, M., Syomiti Muteng'e, M., Ramachandran, G., Shelat, K.N. (Eds.)

  • Applies a multidisciplinary, multidimensional perspective for analyzing interactions between agriculture and climate
  • Shares best practices for adapting agriculture to climate risks that have been developed across many countries
  • Identifies the impacts of climate change on water resources, fisheries and more
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About this book

Human activity is changing the global environment at an unprecedented rate while humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges to local, regional and global development, human security and politics. Food security ranks high on the science, policy and development agendas. However, most research linking global change and food systems examines the impact of climate change on agricultural production, or the impact of agriculture on land use, pollution and biodiversity, overlooking interactions with other aspects of the food system – such as food processing, packaging, transportation and consumption and employment derived from these activities.

This book demonstrates that new threats to food security which arise from environmental change require more than simply a focus on agricultural practices – what is needed is an integrated food system approach. The authors point out that the process of adapting food systems to global environmental change is not simply a search for technological solutions to increase agricultural yields. Tradeoffs across multiple scales among food system outcomes are a prevalent feature of globalized food systems. Within food systems, there are key underexplored areas that are both sensitive to environmental change and crucial to understanding its implications for food security and adaptation strategies.

The authors assert that technical prescriptions alone will not efficiently manage the food security challenge. This book is their contribution to a new paradigm, which addresses food systems holistically by engaging researchers in multiple disciplines to understand the causes and drivers of vulnerability.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Mitigation-Adaptation Nexus for Sustainability: Some Important Crosscutting and Emerging Considerations

    Ramachandran, Gopichandran (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Climate Change Impacts in the Arab Region: Review of Adaptation and Mitigation Potential and Practices

    Shahid, Shabbir A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • Mainstreaming Agriculture for Climate Change Mitigation: A Public Administration Perspective

    Shelat, Kirit N. (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Learning About Climate Change: A Case Study of Grain Growers in Eastern Australia

    La Vergne, Lehmann

    Pages 53-70

  • Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in SAT India: An Empirical Analysis of Impacts in Andhra Pradesh Using Ricardian Approach

    Singh, Naveen P. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0344-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vulnerability of Agriculture, Water and Fisheries to Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Toward Sustainable Adaptation Strategies
Editors
  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Margaret Syomiti Muteng'e
  • Gopichandran Ramachandran
  • Kirit Nanubhai Shelat
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8962-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8962-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8961-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0344-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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