Analysing Physical and Socio-economic Risk in the Adaption of Agriculture to Climate Change (ARI)

Iglesias, Ana and Quiroga, Sonia and Diz, Agustín (2011) Analysing Physical and Socio-economic Risk in the Adaption of Agriculture to Climate Change (ARI). Elcano Newsletter (80). 7 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

Adapting agriculture to climate change requires an understanding of both natural impacts and the underlying vulnerability of socio-economic systems. Food production systems, essential to socio-economic activity throughout the world, are beginning to face the challenge of anthropogenic climate change in addition to the challenge of population growth and changing consumer patterns. Uncertainty surrounding climate change impacts, however, poses a serious challenge to agricultural adaptation. Additionally, since the effects of climate change will vary globally, changes in crop productivity will also differ from region to region. Thus, regional adaptive capacity must be considered locally in order to capture underlying socio-economic vulnerability. Our combined analysis of changes in crop productivity and adaptive capacity specifically highlights the seriousness of climate-change-related risks in Africa and South-East Asia. Conversely it is noted that some regions stand to make gains from the anticipated changes in climate.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economía y Comercio Internacional
Subjects: ENVIRONMENT; NATURAL RESOURCES > POLLUTION CONTROL; ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING > POLLUTION CONTROL.
ENVIRONMENT; NATURAL RESOURCES > POLLUTION CONTROL; ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING > EMISSION CONTROL.
EARTH SCIENCES; SPACE SCIENCES > CLIMATE > CLIMATIC INFLUENCE.
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS; ECONOMIC RESEARCH; ECONOMIC SYSTEMS > ECONOMIC CONDITIONS > ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS > AGRICULTURAL POLICY
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS > AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION > FARMING SYSTEMS.
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH > AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS.
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/2178

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