Options to Promote Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Food Security in Changing Climate

John Sumelius, Stefan Bäckman, Helena Kahiluoto, Reimund Rötter, Newton Nyairo, Tuulikki Parviainen, Joni Valkila, K M Zahidul Islam, Md. Motaher Hossain, Shimelles Tenaw, Rose Anyiko Ingutia

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A theoretical framework of the link between climate change, rural development, sustainable agriculture, poverty, and food security is presented. Some options to respond to climate change are described. Current knowledge and potential effects on agricultural productivity is discussed. Necessary conditions for successful adaptation includes secured property rights to land, institutions that make market access possible and credit possibilities. The options of mitigation and enhanced adaptive capacity and the requirements for their implementation are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards an Environmental Society? : Concepts, Policies, Outcomes
EditorsMiroslav Lapka, Eva Cudlínová
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationPrague
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-80-246-2092-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeB2 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 4111 Agronomy
  • 5142 Social policy

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