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Climate 2017, 5(3), 56;

Adaptation: An Agricultural Challenge

Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2124, USA
University Distinguished Professor. Presidential Impact Fellow, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2124, USA
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Received: 21 June 2017 / Revised: 19 July 2017 / Accepted: 21 July 2017 / Published: 26 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Strategies for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture)
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Agriculture is quite sensitive to climate change and to date it has been impacted in many ways. In turn, adaptation to lessen the impacts has attracted increasing attention. Here we discuss private and public roles in adaptation, as well as procedures for the evaluation of adaptation projects. Additionally, we discuss adaptation realities and limits that constrain the practical ability of adaptation actions to cope with climate effects. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; adaptation; agriculture climate change; adaptation; agriculture
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Fan, X.; Fei, C.J.; McCarl, B.A. Adaptation: An Agricultural Challenge. Climate 2017, 5, 56.

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