Climate Change and World Food Security

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The book addresses the threat of climate change to world food security, by providing an authoritative review of climate change and surprise, contrasting trends in world food security, case studies of food and the environment, and chapters on adaptive responses. It reviews: trends in agriculture and food security - projections of the incidence and distribution of hunger over the next few decades; the risk and global impacts of climate change on agricultural systems, relying on alternative models of world ...

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Overview

The book addresses the threat of climate change to world food security, by providing an authoritative review of climate change and surprise, contrasting trends in world food security, case studies of food and the environment, and chapters on adaptive responses. It reviews: trends in agriculture and food security - projections of the incidence and distribution of hunger over the next few decades; the risk and global impacts of climate change on agricultural systems, relying on alternative models of world agricultural potential that have simulated the impacts of climate change; vulnerability and multiple threats to sustainable agriculture; studies of local impacts and responses; and strategies to limit climate change and improve food security.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642646874
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Nato ASI Subseries I: (closed) , #37
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 662
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Climate Change and World Food Security.- I: Trends in Agriculture and Food Security.- Towards a Food-Secure World: Prospects and Trends.- Demand and Supply: Trends in Global Agriculture.- II: Risk and Global Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Systems.- The Future of Climate: Potential for Interaction and Surprises.- Impacts of Potential Climate Change on Global and Regional Food Production and Vulnerability.- Climate Change and Agricultural Trade: Who Benefits, Who Loses?.- III: Vulnerability and Multiple Threats to Sustainable Agriculture.- Climate Change and Food Insecurity: Toward a Sociology and Geography of Vulnerability.- Changing Vulnerability to Food Insecurity and the International Response: The Experience of the World Food Programme.- The Conjunction of Threats to Regional Food Production: How Serious Are Environment, Economy, Population and Climate?.- Climate Change and Involuntary Migration: Implications for Food Security.- Scenarios of Sustainability: The Challenges of Describing Desirable Futures.- IV: Local Impacts and Responses to Global Change.- Climate Change and the Agro-ecosystems in China.- Agricultural Vulnerability and Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh.- Vulnerability of Bangladesh to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise.- Enhancing Food Security in a Warmer and More Crowded World: Factors and Processes in Fragile Zones.- Global Climate Change and Agricultural Productivity in Southern Africa: Thought for Food and Food for Thought.- Climate Change: Some Likely Multiple Impacts in Southern Africa.- Adaptation of Food Production to Drought in the Senegal River Basin.- Pastoralist Production Systems and Climate Change.- Agricultural Policy and Climate Change in Mexico.- V: Strategies to Limit Climate Change and Improve Food Security.- Implications of Policies to Prevent Climate Change for Future Food Security.- An End-Use Analysis of Global Food Requirements.- Policy Lessons from Communities under Pressure.- Climate Change and Food Security: Agriculture, Health and Environmental Research.- List of Contributors.

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