Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture

Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture

By: Robert Mendelsohn (editor), Ariel Dinar (editor)Hardback

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This book explores the interaction between climate change and the agriculture sector. Agriculture is essential to the livelihood of people and nations, especially in the developing world; therefore, any impact on it will have significant economic, social, and political ramifications. Scholars from around the world and from various fields have been brought together to explore this important topic. The contributions found here analyze direct agronomic effects, the economic impacts on agriculture, agricultural impacts on the economy, agricultural mitigation, and farmer adaptation. The authors argue that climate change is likely to have an extensive impact on agriculture around the world through changes in temperature, precipitation, concentrations of carbon dioxide, and available water flows. This thorough and timely volume is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in exploring the impacts of climate change in arguably the most important sector of the world economy. Economists, agronomists, and climate modelers in academia and the public sector, policy analysts and development agency staff, and graduate/postgraduate students will find this remarkable volume a welcome addition to their collection.

About Author

Edited by Ariel Dinar, Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside and Robert Mendelsohn, Edwin Weyerhaeuser Davis Professor of Forestry Policy, School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and School of Management, Yale University, New Haven, US


Contents: 1. Introduction Ariel Dinar and Robert Mendelsohn PART I: AGRONOMIC STUDIES OF CLIMATE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION 2. Climate Change, Carbon Dioxide and Global Crop Production: Food Security and Uncertainty Lewis H. Ziska 3. Effects of Climate Variability on Domestic Livestock Terry L. Mader and John B. Gaughan 4. From the Farmer to Global Food Production: Use of Crop Models for Climate Change Impact Assessment Ana Iglesias, Jeremy Schlickenrieder, David Pereira and Agustin Diz 5. Investigating the Connections between Climate Change, Drought and Agricultural Production Michael Hayes, Donald A. Wilhite, Mark Svoboda and Miroslav Trnka PART II: ECONOMIC STUDIES OF CLIMATE IMPACTS ON AGRICULTURE 6. Farm-level Impacts of Climate Change: Alternative Approaches for Modeling Uncertainty Dannele E. Peck and Richard M. Adams 7. Using Panel Data Models to Estimate the Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture Olivier Deschenes and Michael Greenstone 8. The Impact of Climate Change on US Agriculture: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Ricardian Analysis Emanuele Massetti and Robert Mendelsohn PART III: AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS ON THE ECONOMY 9. Economy-wide Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture - Case Study for Adaptation Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa Alvaro Calzadilla, Tingju Zhu, Katrin Rehdanz, Richard S.J. Tol and Claudia Ringler 10. Integrated Assessment Models - the Interplay of Climate Change, Agriculture and Land Use in a Policy Tool Marian Leimbach, Alexander Popp, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Nico Bauer, Jan Philipp Dietrich and David Klein 11. The Role of Growth and Trade in Agricultural Adaptation to Environmental Change John Reilly PART IV: AGRICULTURAL MITIGATION 12. Biofuels and Climate Change Gal Hochman, Deepak Rajagopal and David Zilberman 13. The Present and Future Role for Agricultural Projects Under the Clean Development Mechanism Donald F. Larson, Ariel Dinar and J. Aapris Frisbie PART V: ADAPTATION TO AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS 14. Agricultural Adaptation: Needs, Findings and Effects Ruth A. Aisabokhae, Bruce A. McCarl and Yuquan W. Zhang 15. Hydro-economic Modeling to Assess Climate Impact and Adaptation for Agriculture in California Josue Medellin-Azuara, Richard E. Howitt and Jay R. Lund 16. Reducing the Impact of Global Climate Change on Agriculture - the Use of Endogenous Irrigation and Protected Agriculture Technology Aliza Fleischer and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya 17. Climate Change and Technological Innovation in Agriculture: Adaptation through Science Douglas Gollin 18. Adaptation to Climate Change in Mixed Crop-Livestock Farming Systems in Developing Countries Philip K. Thornton, Mario Herrero and Peter G. Jones 19. Insurance as an Adaptation to Climate Variability in Agriculture Alberto Garrido, Maria Bielza, Dolores Rey, M. Ines Minguez and M. Ruiz-Ramos 20. An Analysis of the Choice of Livestock Species under Global Warming in African and Latin American Farms S. Niggol Seo 21. Climate Change, Drought and Agriculture: The Role of Effective Institutions and Infrastructure R. Maria Saleth, Ariel Dinar and J. Aapris Frisbie 22. Conclusion and Future Research Robert Mendelsohn and Ariel Dinar Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849801164
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781849801164
  • ISBN10: 1849801169

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