Towards adaptation of agriculture to climate change in the Mediterranean

Iglesias Picazo, Ana and Mougou, Raoudha and Moneo Laín, Marta and Quiroga Gomez, Sonia (2011). Towards adaptation of agriculture to climate change in the Mediterranean. "Regional Environmental Change", v. 11 (n. Suplem); pp. 159-166. ISSN 1436-3798. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-010-0187-4.

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Title: Towards adaptation of agriculture to climate change in the Mediterranean
Author/s:
  • Iglesias Picazo, Ana
  • Mougou, Raoudha
  • Moneo Laín, Marta
  • Quiroga Gomez, Sonia
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Regional Environmental Change
Date: March 2011
ISSN: 1436-3798
Volume: 11
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

his study links climate change impacts to the development of adaptation strategies for agriculture on the Mediterranean region. Climate change is expected to intensify the existing risks, particularly in regions with current water scarcity, and create new opportunities for improving land and water management. These risks and opportunities are characterised and interpreted across Mediterranean areas by analysing water scarcity pressures and potential impacts on crop productivity over the next decades. The need to respond to these risks and opportunities is addressed by evaluating an adaptive capacity index that represents the ability of Mediterranean agriculture to respond to climate change. We propose an adaptive capacity index with three major components that characterise the economic capacity, human and civic resources, and agricultural innovation. These results aim to assist stakeholders as they take up the adaptation challenge and develop measures to reduce the vulnerability of the sector to climate change.

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Item ID: 7134
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/7134/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:7134
DOI: 10.1007/s10113-010-0187-4
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/x20174811664482g/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 May 2011 10:55
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:17
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