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Tropical Crops and Resilience to Climate Change

Benkeblia, N, McHenry, M ORCID: 0000-0002-4393-8635, Crisp, JRA ORCID: 0000-0001-5038-6392 and Roudier, P 2018 , 'Tropical Crops and Resilience to Climate Change', in N Benkeblia (ed.), Climate Change and Crop Production: Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience , CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, United States, pp. 83-104.

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It is anticipated that agricultural output will have to increase by 70% to feed a global population of more than 9 billion by the year 2050 (Benkeblia 2012). The capacity of global high-intensity farming systems to continue to guarantee productive returns while maintaining system stability will eventually decline, and thus new opportunities for agriculture are being realized in tropical environments. As population growth is greatest in tropical regions, and commensurate with rapid industrialization and change in traditional land use practices, it is presumed that equatorial production systems will be some of the most vulnerable to climate change.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Benkeblia, N and McHenry, M and Crisp, JRA and Roudier, P
Keywords: resilience, climate change, sustainable land management, tropical agriculture
Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
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Copyright 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by CRC Press in Climate Change and Crop Production on 27/12/2018, available online:

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