Food Security and Climate Change

  • ID: 4486781
  • Book
  • 568 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Comprehensively examines the links between climate change, crop production, and food security in the 21st Century

This book looks at the current state of food security and climate change, discusses the issues that are affecting them, and the actions required to ensure there will be enough food for the future. By casting a much wider net than most previously published books to include select novel approaches, techniques, genes from crop diverse genetic resources or relatives it shows how agriculture may still be able to triumph over the very real threat of climate change.

Food Security and Climate Change integrates various challenges posed by changing climate, increasing population, sustainability in crop productivity, demand for food grains to sustain food security, and the anticipated future need for nutritious quality foods. It looks at individual factors resulting from climate change, including rising carbon emission levels, increasing temperature, disruptions in rainfall patterns, drought, and their combined impact on planting environments, crop adaptation, production, and management. The role of plant genetic resources, breeding technologies of crops, biotechnologies, and integrated farm management and agronomic good practices are included, and demonstrate the significance of food grain production in achieving food security during climate change.

  • Highlights individual numerous factors responsible for climate change
  • Demonstrates the significance of food grain production in achieving food security during climate change
  • Examines the effects of climate change on crop production
  • Includes novel approaches, techniques, and genes from crop diverse genetic resources/relatives
  • Looks at international projections on climate change for mitigation, adaptation, and adoption of recommendations in agriculture to sustain food security around the world

Food Security and Climate Change is an excellent book for researchers, scientists, students, and policy makers involved in agricultural science and technology, as well as those concerned with the effects of climate change on our environment and the food industry.

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Chapter 1. Climate Change, Agriculture and Food SecurityShyam S. Yadav, V. S. Hegde, Abdul Basir Habibi, Mahindra Dia and Suman verma

Chapter 02.  Changes in Food Supply and Demand by 2050Timothy S. Thomas

Chapter 03. Crop Responses to Rising Atmospheric [CO2] and Global Climate ChangePauline Lemonnierand Elizabeth A. Ainsworth

Chapter 04: Adaptation of cropping systems to drought under Climate Change (Examples from Australia and Spain)Garry J. O′Leary , James G. Nuttall , Robert J. Redden , Carlos Cantero–Martinez , M. Inés Mínguez

Chapter 05: Combined Impacts of Carbon, Temperature, and Drought to Sustain Food ProductionJerry L. Hatfield

Chapter 06: Scope, Options and Approaches to Climate ChangeS. Seneweera Kiruba Shankari Arun–Chinnappa, Naoki Hirotsu

Chapter 07. Mitigation and Adaptation Approaches to Sustain Food Security under Climate ChangeLi Ling  and Zong

Chapter 08. Role of Plant Breeding to Sustain Food Security under Climate ChangeProf. Rodomiro Ortiz

Chapter 09.  Role of plant genetic resources in food securityRobert John Redden, Hari Upadyaya, Sangam L Dwivedi, Vincent Vadez, Michael Abberton, Ahmed Amri

Chapter 10: Breeding New Generation Genotypes for Conservation Agriculture in Maize–Wheat Cropping Systems under Climate ChangeRajbir Yadav, Kiran Gaikwad, Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Naresh Kumar Bainsla, Manjeet Kumar  and  Shyam S Yadav

Chapter 11 : Pests and diseases under climate change; its threat to food security.
Piotr Trêbicki, Nilsa Bosque–Perez and Kyla Finlay

Chapter 12: Crop Production Management to Climate Change
Sain Dass, S L Jat, Chikkappa G K, and Parihar C M

Chapter 13. Vegetable Genetic Resources for Food and Nutrition Security under Climate ChangeAndreas W. Ebert

Chapter 14.  Sustainable Vegetable Production to Sustain Food Security under Climate Change at Global LevelAndreas W. Ebert, Thomas Dubois, Abdou Tenkouano, Ravza Mavlyanova, Jaw–Fen Wang, Bindumadhava HanumanthaRao, Srinivasan Ramasamy, Sanjeet Kumar, Fenton D. Beed, Marti Pottorff, Wuu–Yang Chen, Ramakrishnan M. Nair, Harsh Nayyar, J.J. Riley

Chapter 15 : Sustainable Production of Roots & Tuber Crops for Food Security under Climate ChangeTaylor M, Lebot V and McGregor

Chapter 16. The Roles of Biotechnology in Agriculture to Sustain Food Security under ClimateChangeRebecca Ford, Yasir Mehmood, Usana Nantawan, and Chutchamas Kanchana–Udomkan

Chapter 17.  Application of Biotechnologies in the Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food SecurityToshiro Shigaki

Chapter 18 . Climate Change Influence on Herbicide Efficacy and Weed ManagementMithila Jugulam, Aruna K Varanasi, Vijaya K. Varanasi, and P.V.V. Prasad

Chapter 19. Farmers knowledge and adaptation to climate change to ensure food securityLois Wright Morton

Chapter 20: Farmer and Community–led Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation of Agriculture Using Agricultural Biodiversity and Genetic ResourcesA. G. Tony McDonald, Jessica Sokolow and Danny Hunter

Chapter 21– Accessing Genetic Diversity for Food Security & Climate Change Adaptation in select communities in AfricaOtieno Gloria

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