This book assesses theories of how climate influences food production and distribution, discusses how societies can contend with climate-induced food shortfalls, and explores policies and technologies that promise to reduce climate's impact on agriculture and to increase food production.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Viewing the Climate/Food Interaction 1. Climate's Impact on Food Supplies: Can It Be Identified? 2. Climate, Food and Society 3. Uses of Climatic Knowledge in the Food Systems of Developing Countries 4. Climate-Defensive Policies to Assure Food Supplies 5. Botswana's Food: A Case of Livestock versus Climate 6. Case Studies of the Multinational Corporation as a Food/Climate Buffer Part 2: Reducing Climate's Impact 7. Three Approaches to Reducing Climate's Impact on Food Supplies 8. The Promise of Food and Climate Information Systems 9. A Microecological View of Arid Land Agriculture 10. Technologies and Strategies in Weatherproofing Crop Production 11. New Options for Climate-Defensive Food Production 12. Synthetic Foods: Eliminating the Climate Factor