Shyam Sing Yadev, Robert J. Redden, Jerry L. Hatfield, Andreas W. Ebert, Danny Hunter
1119180643; 1119180635; 1119180651; 111918066X
9781119180647/ 9781119180630/ 9781119180654/ 9781119180661
This Food Security and Climate Change (PDF) ebook examines the current situation of food security and climate change, explores the issues that are affecting both of these topics, and outlines the steps that need to be taken to ensure that there will be enough food for all of us in the future. It does this by casting a much wider net than the majority of the ebooks that have been previously published. This allows it to include select techniques, novel approaches, genes from crop diverse genetic resources or relatives, and shows how agriculture may yet be able to triumph over the very real threat that climate change poses.
Food Security and Climate Change brings together a variety of issues, including those posed by a changing climate; the viability of crop productivity; an increasing population; the demand for food grains to maintain food security; and the anticipated future demand for foods of high nutritional value. It examines the individual factors that are the result of climate change, such as rising levels of carbon emissions, increasing temperatures, disruptions in rainfall patterns, and drought, as well as the combined impact that these factors have on planting environments, production, crop adaptation, and management. The importance of food grain production in achieving food security in the face of climate change is demonstrated by the inclusion of topics such as the role of plant genetic resources, crop breeding technologies, biotechnologies, integrated farm management, and agronomic good practices.
This is an excellent ebook that should be read by scientists, students, researchers, and policymakers who are involved in agricultural science and technology, as well as those who are concerned with the effects that climate change will have on our environment and the food industry.