1st Edition

Sustainable Agriculture Adaptation Strategies to Address Climate Change by 2050

    254 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Ever-increasing population growth, combined with ongoing climate change signals that agriculture will face great challenges in ensuring global food security by 2050. Additionally, climate change-driven variations in mean sea level, wave conditions, storm surge, droughts, and river flows could have serious effects on agriculture and other sectors. Considering these factors and the extremely high value and necessity of agriculture worldwide, effective adaptation measures underpinned by reliable climate change impact assessments are essential to conserve soil and water resources and ensure food security. Sustainable Agriculture: Adaptation Strategies to Address Climate Change by 2050 provides a thorough examination of these issues, and presents in-depth analysis, practical case studies, and numerous examples of adaptation options throughout for various regions of the world.


    • Presents up-to-date, scientifically robust information on climate change projections in Europe, Asia, America, Africa, and Australia
    • Provides pathways to sustainable agricultural options rather than just defining the climate change issue
    • Includes case studies and practical examples throughout the world
    • Presents a framework by which policymakers can begin implementing strategies for improving agricultural productivity

    Part 1: Climate Change by 2050. 1. Global Climate Change: Its Main Indicators by 2050. 2. Climate Change in Europe: Past Trends and Key Indicators by 2050. 3. Africa: Past and Future Trends of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change Indicators by 2050. 4. Climate Change in Asia: Past Observations, Future Trends and Opportunities for Achieving Global Climate Neutrality by 2050. 5. Climate Change in North America: Past Indices, Future Trends, and Pathways to Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2050. Part 2: Climate Change Effects on Agriculture by 2050. 6. Global Agricultural Production under Climate Change by 2050: Implications for Global Food Security. 7. European Agriculture under Climate Change: Past Observations and Projected Figures by 2050. 8. Climate Change Effects on African Agriculture: Observation and Projected Trends by 2050. 9. Past and future (2050) effects of climate change on Asian Agriculture. 10. Agricultural Production in North America under Climate Change by 2050: Case studies from the USA and Canada. Part 3: Adaptation Strategies to Address Climate Change for Global Food Security. 11. Options and Constraints for Meeting the Challenge of Increasing Global Agricultural Production. 12. European Policies and Measures for Aligning Climate Targets with Agricultural Productivity Goals. 13. Effective Agricultural Adaptation Measures to Support Africa in Achieving Food Security under Climate Change. 14. Enhancing Agricultural Production and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Asia through Adaptation Measures. 15. Building a sustainable agroecological environment: insights into agricultural adaptation options in the USA and Canada. General Conclusions. General Recommendations (50 essential recommendations). References.


    Dr. Zied Haj-Amor’s research interests primarily focus on soil and water management under climate change, sustainable agriculture, and climate change resilience in agroecosystems. He has conducted various research projects on soil salinity in Africa and is currently conducting research at Water, Energy and Environment Laboratory, Sfax University in Tunisia. He collaborates extensively with researchers in Africa and Europe to improve productivity of saline soils under climate change.

    Dr. Dong-Gill Kim’s research interests primarily focus on carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas mitigation, and climate resilience in agroecosystems. He has conducted various carbon and greenhouse gas research projects in South Korea, the USA, Ireland, and New Zealand and is currently working at Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University in Ethiopia. He collaborates extensively with researchers in Africa, Europe, and North and Latin America to enhance food security and greenhouse gas mitigation in smallholder farming systems. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Iowa State University in the USA.

    Prof. Salem Bouri is a Professor of Earth Sciences at Faculty of Sciences Sfax, Tunisia. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences. He has conducted many research projects on shallow and deep groundwaters in Tunisia. The current research interests of Prof. Salem Bouri include water management, climate change, geo-informatics, hydrogeology, and sustainable agriculture.