Global Environmental Change and Agriculture: Assessing the Impacts

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Global Environmental Change and Agriculture offers a comprehensive perspective on the consequences and possible policy solutions for climatic change as we move into the twenty-first century. It assesses the impact of potential future global climate change on agriculture and the need to sustain agricultural growth for economic development. This book will be of special interest to agricultural, development and environmental economists as well as policy analysts in government and at international agencies confronting practical problems of environmental and economic assessment.
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Examines global environmental constraints on sustained agricultural growth, emphasizing empirical applications to illustrate how to assess the critical linkages between environmental quality, agricultural development, and overall economic performance. Addresses a wide range of environmental problems in computable general equilibrium models, social accounting matrix analysis, national income accounting, risk measurement, and models of public finance. Suggests how agriculture can be restructured to have less impact, particularly on climate change, but also on the loss of genetic diversity, water pollution, groundwater depletion, and soil erosion. The result of several cooperative research projects; earlier versions of the papers were presented at a conference for which no date or location are revealed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Global Environmental Change: Implications for Agricultural Research Systems
2 Research Systems for Sustainable Agricultural Development 13
3 Agricultural Diversity: Do We Have the Resources to Meet Future Needs? 43
Pt. II Environmental Accounting and Indexing
4 Environmental Distortions and Welfare Consequences in a Social Accounting Matrix Framework 89
5 Environmental Accounting and Agriculture 155
6 Vulnerability of Crops to Climate Change: A Practical Method of Indexing 193
Pt. III Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation
7 Assessing Research on the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture 221
8 Climate Change and Agriculture: Effects on Developing Countries 239
9 Climate Change, World Agriculture and Land Use 297
10 Carbon Abatement: Lessons from Second-Best Economics 327
Index 347
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