About the book
Plants are dependent on temperature, light, moisture, and carbon dioxide to produce grains and other plant products to satisfy basic human needs. Climate change is very likely to affect food security at the global, regional, and local levels. Climate change can disrupt food availability, reduce access to food, and affect food quality. Increases in temperature, changes in precipitation patterns, changes in extreme weather events, and reductions in water availability may all result in reduced agricultural productivity. To meet the food demands of the ever-increasing global population, new technologies and management practices are being adopted to boost yield and maintain productivity under both normal and adverse conditions.
This book highlights state-of-the-art research and practices for adaptation to climate change in food production systems. The main topics covered include production technologies, management practices, and stress tolerance of agronomic plants in a single source, current scientific understanding of observed and projected climate change impacts on agronomic plant production and quality, modeling of autonomous and planned adaptation, and development of early warning and/or support systems for climate-related decision-making.