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Tropical Crops and Resilience to Climate Change


Benkeblia, N and McHenry, M and Crisp, J and Roudier, P, Tropical Crops and Resilience to Climate Change, Climate Change and Crop Production: Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, N Benkeblia (ed), United States, pp. 83-104. ISBN 978-1-138-03234-7 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]


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It is anticipated that agricultural output will have to increase by 70% to feed a global population of more than 9 billion by the year 2050 (Benkeblia 2012). The capacity of global high-intensity farming systems to continue to guarantee productive returns while maintaining system stability will eventually decline, and thus new opportunities for agriculture are being realized in tropical environments. As population growth is greatest in tropical regions, and commensurate with rapid industrialization and change in traditional land use practices, it is presumed that equatorial production systems will be some of the most vulnerable to climate change.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:resilience, climate change, sustainable land management, tropical agriculture
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Horticultural crops not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McHenry, M (Dr Melinda McHenry)
UTAS Author:Crisp, J (Mr Jake Crisp)
ID Code:129522
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-12-04
Last Modified:2019-03-15
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