Climate Change and Agriculture in Latin America, 2020-2050 : Projected Impacts and Response to Adaptation Strategiesby Fernandes, Erick C. M.; Soliman, Ayat; Confalonieri, Roberto; Donatelli, Marcello; Tubiello, Francesco
Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 7/1/2013.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
The book describes the findings of a study to develop an open-access crop-climate impact modeling platform (Agroecological Zone Simulator - AZS) for the Latin American region and the use of the AZS platform for projecting the impacts of climate change with and without simulated adaptation on four major crops soybean, corn, wheat, and rice to 2020 and 2050. The AZS simulations suggest that the prevailing and often expressed view that Latin America will continue to be the breadbasket of the future-stepping in to supply grain to other regions affected by climate change-needs to be tempered and subjected to further rigorous testing. The AZS estimates confirm and extend previous findings indicating that the impacts of climate change on agriculture in the region could be significant even by 2020, with rising risks to maize, soybean, and wheat production in most producing countries by 2050. Encouragingly, however, for rice, the AZS estimates show that productivity could, on average, increase across the region. In addition, adaptation interventions such as the targeted use of irrigation, the development and use of improved varieties, and the change of sowing dates could significantly reduce the projected negative impacts of plausible climate shocks. This finding emphasizes the urgency for adequate investments in adaptation strategies to ensure that the projected shocks to agricultural productivity can be reduced. In most cases, such investments may take several decades to begin having a positive impact.