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Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development, 2nd Edition by Barry Pound, Sieglinde Snapp

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Chapter 13

Climate Change and Agricultural Systems

Richard Lamboll, Tanya Stathers and John Morton

Abstract

In this chapter we outline the two-way links between climate change and agriculture, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The direct and indirect impacts of climate change on agriculture are explored. How agriculture and land use change contribute to greenhouse gas emissions/global warming is outlined, and then supply-side and demand-side options for mitigation in agricultural and food systems are provided. A range of approaches to farm-level adaptation to climate change are discussed, along with examples of adaptation and barriers to adaptation. Integrated concepts and approaches to addressing climate change in agricultural development, ...

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