Food systems and climate change: impact and adaptation in cropping and livestock

Ghahramani, Afshin and Seneweera, Saman (2018) Food systems and climate change: impact and adaptation in cropping and livestock. In: Routledge handbook of landscape and food. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Milton Park, United Kingdom, pp. 271-277. ISBN 978-1-138-12515-5

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The negative effects of climate change on crop and animal production are evident across the world, slowing agricultural growth rates and declining the production rate. The grain and grass quality are also observed to decline under climate change, as are important concentrations of proteins and most essential nutrients such as zinc and iron. It is fortunate that there are potential adaptation options to reconfigure existing agricultural systems and offset negative impacts of climate change. Observations have demonstrated that trends in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, atmospheric CO2 concentrations, sea-level rise and global temperatures are consistent with the future projections of high emission scenarios. More research focus is therefore needed on more transformative adaptations in order to cope with climate change. Transformative adaptations are significant changes in current systems, for example, changes in the nature, configuration, and location of farms that are under threat. These adaptations can be associated with difficulties if their effectiveness is not assessed and producers and policy makers are not well informed.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 04:56
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 01:07
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040104 Climate Change Processes
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070103 Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33712

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