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Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distributional Effects

Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distributional Effects (Hardback)

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Despite its great importance, there are surprisingly few economic studies of the impact of climate on agriculture and how agriculture can adapt under a variety of conditions. This book examines 22 countries across four continents, including both developed and developing economies. It provides both a good analytical basis for additional work and solid results for policy debate concerning income distributional effects such as abatement, adaptation, and equity.



Agriculture and grazing are a central sector in the livelihood of many people, particularly in developing countries. This book uses the Ricardian method to examine the impact of climate change on agriculture. It also quantifies how farmers adapt to climate. The findings suggest that agriculture in developing countries is more sensitive to climate than agriculture in developed countries. Rain-fed cropland is generally more sensitive to warming than irrigated cropland and cropland is more sensitive than livestock. The adaptation to climate change results reveal that farmers make many adjustments including switching crops and livestock species, adopting irrigation, and moving between livestock and crops. The results also reveal that impacts and adaptations vary a great deal across landscapes, suggesting that adaptation policies must be location specific. Finally, the book suggests a research agenda for the future.



Economists in academia and the public sector, policy analysts and development agencies will find this broad study illuminating.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesPrimary industriesAgriculture & related industriesNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentPollution & threats to the environmentGlobal warming Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 31/08/2009 ISBN-13: 9781847206701  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Robert Mendelsohn, Edwin Weyerhaeuser Davis Professor of Forestry Policy, School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and School of Management, Yale University, New Haven, US and Ariel Dinar, Ariel Dinar, Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside, UK

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