Climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agriculture sector will have to be pursued in the context of meeting projected global food production demands. Although there are practices that hold great potential for meeting both needs, there is no international agreement nor national policy framework within which to operate.
Given this situation, early action holds great potential for countries to take positive action in the short run to unfold national and international policy, finance, and science inputs required. Potential conflicts with the international trading system can be addressed with the continued maturation of global climate policy.
Information obtained from climate change studies can help us to predict which components are most likely to become more problematic in the future. Modeling can never be a perfect science, but unless we figure out a way to build planets identical to earth to perform experiments, the virtual planets they describe will remain the best available laboratories for studying future climate change.
The present book written on Climate Resilient Agriculture for Ensuring Food Security provides some of the much-needed information collected from some of the world’s leading climate scientists. The book comprehensively deals with important aspects of climate change such as causes of climate change; agriculture as a source of greenhouse gases; Impacts of climate change on agriculture; regional impacts; impact on crop protection (insect and mite pests, plant pathogens, nematodes, and weeds); adaptation; mitigation; and a road map ahead.