232 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 16 B/W Illus.
Climate change and its impact on water resources in agriculture pose one of the biggest challenges for food, energy, fiber, and water security worldwide and, as a consequence, for society. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach towards climate change and water resources in agriculture and provides a comprehensive perspective about the core points central to this subject. Beside other fundamental topics that are covered in this book, important insights concerning hydrological cycle, forests, land use change and water, low carbon agriculture, green economy concepts, as well as the state of the art on United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Global Research Alliance are also provided.
The role of agriculture on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiation process; Gustavo Mozzer
Policies and Initiatives Related to Water and Climate Change in Agriculture: Case Studies from Brazil and Africa; Juliana Gil and Josey Kamanda
Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases; Alan J. Franzluebbers, Denis Angers, Harry Clark, Fiona Ehrhardt, Peter Grace, Ladislau Martin-Neto, Brian McConkey, Leann Palmer, Sylvie Recous, Renato de Aragão Ribeiro Rodrigues, Alvaro Roel, Martin Scholten, Steven Shafer, Bill Slattery, Jean-Francois Soussana, Jan Verhagen, Kazuyuki Yagi, and Gonzalo Zorrilla
Proposal for the construction of a greenhouse gas emissions monitoring system for the ABC Plan - Sectoral Plan for Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change for the Consolidation of a Low Carbon Agriculture Economy; Giampaolo Queiroz Pellegrino, Renato de Aragão Ribeiro Rodrigues, Aryeverton Fortes de Oliveira, Eduardo Delgado Assad, and Luiz Adriano Maia Cordeiro
Agrosilvopastoral Systems in Brazil: an Agricultural Productive Strategy Based on Green Economy Concepts; Júlio César dos Reis, Marcelo Carauta M. M. Moraes, and Renato de Aragão Ribeiro Rodrigues
Soil Conservation and Carbon Sequestration: Agroforestry Systems as a Promising Alternative; Eduardo da Silva Matos, Eduardo de Sá Mendonça, Dirk Freese, and Marcela Cardoso Guilles da Conceição
Forests, Land Use Change, and Water; Devendra M Amatya, Ge Sun, Cole Green Rossi, Herbert S. Ssegane, Jami E Nettles, and Sudhanshu Panda
Uncertainty is the Key Challenge for Agricultural Water Resources Management under Climate Change in the BRICS; Mark Mulligan, Martin Keulertz, Bhopal Pandeya, Mai Kivelä, Lineu Neiva Rodrigues, and Tony Allan
Trading off agriculture with nature's other benefits, spatially; Mark Mulligan
Can investment in rivers basins sustain global development of food and energy systems?; Simon Cook and Myles Fisher