Coping With Climate Change: The Role Of Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture

Coping With Climate Change: The Role Of Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture

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Coping With Climate Change: The Role Of Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Genetic resources for food and agriculture play a crucial role in food security, nutrition and livelihoods and in the provision of environmental services. They are key components of sustainability, resilience and adaptability in production systems. They underpin the ability of crops, livestock, aquatic organisms and forest trees to withstand a range of harsh conditions. Climate change poses new challenges to the management of the world's genetic resources for food and agriculture, but it also underlines their importance. At the request of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO prepared thematic studies on the interactions between climate change and plant, animal, forest, aquatic, invertebrate and micro-organism genetic resources. This publication summarizes the results of these studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789251084410
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Acknowledgements vii

Summary ix

Impacts of climate change on agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries x

Responding to climate change - genetic resources as a basis for adaptation xiii

An ecosystem approach to meet the challenges of climate change xvii

Introduction Linda Collette Damiano Luchetti Dafydd Pilling Anna Asfaw Agnès Fonteneau 1

References 6

Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and climate change Andy Jarvis Hari Upadhyaya CLL Gowda PK Aggarwal Sam Fujisaka Ben Anderson 9

Effects of climate change on plant genetic resources and their management 9

Roles of plant genetic resources in coping with climate change 12

Conclusions and recommendations 18

References 20

Animal genetic resources for food and agriculture and climate change Dafydd Pilling Irene Hoffmann 23

Effects of climate change on animal genetic resources and their management 25

Roles of animal genetic resources in coping with climate change 29

Conclusions and recommendations 34

References 37

Forest genetic resources and climate change Judy Loo Bruno Fady Ian Dawson Barbara Vinceti Giulia Baldinelli 41

Effects of climate change on forest genetic resources and their management 42

Roles of forest genetic resources in coping with climate change 45

Conclusions and recommendations 49

References 52

Aquatic genetic resources for food and agriculture and climate change Roger Pullin Patrick White 55

Effects of climate change on aquatic genetic resources and their management 57

Roles of aquatic genetic resources in coping with climate change 59

Conclusions and recommendations 63

References 66

Invertebrate genetic resources for food and agriculture and climate change Matthew J.W. Cock Jacobus C Biesmeijer Raymond J.C. Cannon Philippa J. Gerard Dave Gillespie Juan J. Jimenez Patrick M. Lavelle Suresh K. Raina 69

Effects of climate change on invertebrate genetic resources and their management 72

Roles of invertebrate genetic resources in coping with climate change 76

Conclusions and recommendations 80

References 84

Micro-organism genetic resources for food and agriculture and climate change Fen Beed Anna Benedetti Gianluigi Cardinali Sukumar Chakraborty Thomas Dubois Karen Garrett Michael Halewood 87

Effects of climate change on micro-organism genetic resources and their management 90

Roles of micro-organism genetic resources in coping with climate change 94

Conclusions and recommendations 96

References 98

Main conclusions and opportunities Linda Collette Damiano Luchettr Dafydd Pilling Anna Asfaw Agnes Fonteneau 101

Identify, conserve and learn how IG use genetic resources for food and agriculture 101

Promote an integrated and adaptive approach to the management of genetic resources for food and agriculture in ecosystems 105

References 109

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