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Climate Change and Asian Agriculture

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  • Mark W Rosegrant

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)

  • Gary Yohe

    (Wesleyan University)

  • Mandy Ewing

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)

  • Rowena Valmonte-Santos

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)

  • Tingju Zhu

    (International Food Policy Research Institute)

  • Ian Burton

    (Environment Canada, Canada)

  • Saleemul Huq

    (International Institute for Environment and Development)

Abstract

Asian and global agriculture will be under significant pressure to meet the demands of rising populations, using finite and often degraded soil and water resources that are predicted to be further stressed by the impacts of climate change. In addition, agriculture and land use change are prominent sources of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Fertilizer application, livestock rearing, and land management affect levels of GHG in the atmosphere and the amount of carbon storage and sequestration potential. Therefore, while some impending climatic changes will have negative effects on agricultural production in parts of Asia, and especially on resource-poor farmers, the sector also presents opportunities for emission reductions. Warming across the Asian continent will be unevenly distributed, but will certainly lead to crop yield losses in much of the region and subsequent impacts on prices, trade, and food security—disproportionately affecting poor people. Most projections indicate that agriculture in South, Central, and West Asia will be hardest hit.

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  • Mark W Rosegrant & Gary Yohe & Mandy Ewing & Rowena Valmonte-Santos & Tingju Zhu & Ian Burton & Saleemul Huq, 2010. "Climate Change and Asian Agriculture," Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), vol. 7(1), pages 41-81, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:sag:seajad:v:7:y:2010:i:1:p:41-81
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