Authoritative and comprehensive resource covering climate-smart agriculture with key insights into its implementation
Climate Change and Agriculture provides a complete overview of the development of sustainable agroecosystems and cropping systems and details how to improve the resilience of cultivated crops and cropping systems to the adverse conditions of the climate, such as drought, increasing levels of carbon dioxide, global warming, and many other secondary effects such as soils fertility depletion, uncommon disease, and pests. Additionally, the text suggests different agricultural practices to face the severity of frequency of the natural events.
Climate Change and Agriculture also delves into the different climate-resilient methods and climate-smarter agriculture (CSA) for food production by building healthier soils through different sustainable practices, redesigning diverse agroecosystems, and developing new crop varieties, livestock breeds, and farm practices. Insight into how modern technology has affected the field, and how it may affect the field in the future, is included.
Other topics discussed in Climate Change and Agriculture include:
- Climate change and agriculture (state of the art, challenges, and perspectives), plus studies on crop yields and their extreme value analysis over India
- Symbiosis for food security and sustainability in changing climate and emerging issues related to conservation agriculture in Africa
- The role of periurban agriculture in sustainability and climate change, with additional information on nutrient management in agro-ecosystems
- Soil fertility management and biofertilization in changing climate and biochar mitigating abiotic stress-induced damages under changing climate
For academics and students; seed, fertilizer, and chemical producers; farmers and farming communities; and policy makers, Climate Change and Agriculture contains invaluable insights into the subject that are helpful in understanding the current state of the field and preparing for potential future developments.