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Agriculture

Agricultural ecosystems are vulnerable to climate change, with severe consequences in terms of food security. Climate change impacts on agricultural ecosystems can be direct, e.g. by influencing crops growth, or indirect, for instance by affecting the biodiversity on which agriculture depends. Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation, which tackle issues such as resource scarcity and ecological degradation, have the potential to establish climate-resilient agriculture and to enhance food security, particularly in developing countries.
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23 Sep 2015
The concepts of resilience, adaptation and transformation are gaining prominence and being translated into aspirational goals that guide policy development. Understanding...
12 Aug 2015
The Arab region sub-global assessment started in the latter stage of the MA as an associate assessment.  Assessments at sub-global scales are essential. Ecosystems are highly...
26 May 2015
Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. The concept of ecosystem services has received significant attention since the appearance of the Millennium...
25 May 2015
Climate change affects the productivity of agricultural ecosystems. Farmers cope with climate change based on their perceptions of changing climate patterns. Using a case study...
18 Apr 2015
This article choses a Chinese province as a case study to analyze the impact of climate change at the local level (on sectors such as agriculture, natural ecosystems,...
7 Apr 2015
Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of...
Source: WIREs Clim Change 2012, 3:581–596. doi: 10.1002/wcc.195
7 Apr 2015
Ecosystems provide crucial services to help people adapt to climate change. In conducting a review of the scientific literature, this paper shows how ecosystem-based approaches to...
UNEP-IEMP Policy Series 2013
3 Mar 2015
Food security globally is highly dependent on crop production, which has been subjected to increasing pressures emanating from both an increasing demand for food and a...
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