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How can sustainable agricultural systems promote food security in a changing climate?

Sumelius, John; Bäckman, Stefan; Kahiluoto, Helena; Rötter, Reimund; Nyairo, Newton; Valkila, Joni; Parviainen, Tuulikki; Zahidul Islam, K.M.; Motaher Hossain, Md.; Tenaw, Shimelles and Ingutia, Rose (2010) How can sustainable agricultural systems promote food security in a changing climate? In: Building sustainable rural futures. The added value of systems approaches in times of change and uncertainty, BOKU university, pp. 1411-1416.

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A theoretical framework of the link between climate change, rural development, sustainable agriculture, poverty, and food security is presented. Some options to respond to climate change are described. Current knowledge and potential effects on agricultural productivity is discussed. Necessary conditions for successful adaptation includes secured property rights to land, institutions that make market access possible and credit possibilities. The options of mitigation and enhanced capacity and the requirements for their implementation are discussed.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:climate change, sustainable agriculture, adaptation, carbon trade, productivity growth, property rights, Fair Trade
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Finland
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:17308
Deposited On:04 Aug 2010 06:38
Last Modified:04 Aug 2010 06:38
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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