Special Issue "Agriculture and Climate Change"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2018)
Dr. Christopher R. Bryant
Département de géographie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
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Interests: agricultural adaptation to climate change and variability; peri-urban agriculture; food security; food sovereignty; community development; land use planning; strategic planning by and for the citizens in a community; sustainable development
Agriculture constitutes one of the most important sectors of the economies of most countries. Climate change and variability has already had major impacts on agricultural production and potential, sometimes making production more difficult and sometimes creating new opportunities for food production. In all cases, agriculture needs to adapt to these changing circumstances. Adaptation is a social and cultural process so it is important to ascertain how farmers adapt, what factors farmers take into account and what other actors can contribute to the adaptation process (e.g., government, agencies, neighbouring farmers, farmers in other regions, etc.). It also implies that different countries and territories with different cultures are likely to have agricultural communities where priorities and values are different, with major implications for the choice of adaptation strategies. The same can be said for strategies that can impact on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Communities also have roles to play in agricultural adaptation since climate change and variability (in relation to agriculture) can be integrated into development planning processes where these processes exist. This Special Issue of Environments welcomes articles on any of these issues from any country and territory.
Prof. Dr. Christopher Bryant
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- Impacts of climate change on agriculture and food production
- Agricultural adaptation to climate change
- Role of agriculture in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions
- Impacts of climate change on the valued functions of farmland and farm activities
- Roles of different actors in adaptation processes of agriculture to climate change