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000013355 037__ $$a1714
000013355 041__ $$aEnglish
000013355 100__ $$aEwert, F.
000013355 100__ $$aReidsma, P.
000013355 245__ $$aRegional farm diversity can reduce vulnerability of food production to climate change
000013355 260__ $$c2008
000013355 260__ $$b
            
000013355 490__ $$aArticle
000013355 507__ $$aMFOLL
000013355 520__ $$aFood production must adapt in the face of climate change. In Europe, projected vulnerability of food production to climate change is particularly high in Mediterranean regions. Increasing agricultural diversity has been suggested as an adaptation strategy, but empirical evidence is lacking. The authors analysed the relationship between regional farm diversity (i.e., diversity among farm types) and the effects of climate variability on regional wheat (Triticum spp.) productivity. An extensive data set with information from more than 50,000 farms from 1990 to 2003 was analysed, along with observed weather data. The results suggest that the diversity in farm size and intensity, particularly high in Mediterranean regions, reduces vulnerability of regional wheat yields to climate variability. Accordingly, increasing regional farm diversity can be a strategy through which regions in Europe can adapt to unfavorable conditions, such as higher temperatures and associated droughts.
000013355 653__ $$aadaptation strategies
000013355 653__ $$aagriculture
000013355 653__ $$aclimate change
000013355 653__ $$afarming
000013355 653__ $$afood security
000013355 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013355 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000013355 650__ $$aFarming systems
000013355 650__ $$aClimate change
000013355 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013355 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000013355 691__ $$aFarming systems
000013355 691__ $$aClimate change
000013355 773__ $$pEcology and Society 13(1): 38.  URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss1/art38/
000013355 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/13355/files/1714.pdf
000013355 980__ $$aARTICLE