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Climate Change and Agriculture Worldwide

  • Emmanuel Torquebiau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Emmanuel Torquebiau, José Tissier, Jean-Yves Grosclaude
    Pages 1-16
  3. Coping with Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Olivier Gilard
      Pages 19-29
    3. Tanguy Lafarge, Cécile Julia, Alpha Baldé, Nourollah Ahmadi, Bertrand Muller, Michaël Dingkuhn
      Pages 31-43
    4. Nourollah Ahmadi, Jean-François Baroiller, Hélèna D’Cotta Carreras, Raphaël Morillon
      Pages 45-58
    5. Jean-Marc Lacape, Romain Loison, Daniel Foncéka
      Pages 59-71
    6. Christian Cilas, François-Régis Goebel, Régis Babin, Jacques Avelino
      Pages 73-82
    7. Benoît Bertrand, Pierre Marraccini, Luc Villain, Jean-Christophe Breitler, Hervé Etienne
      Pages 83-95
    8. Véronique Chevalier, Fabrice Courtin, Hélène Guis, Annelise Tran, Laurence Vial
      Pages 97-108
    9. Edward Gérardeaux, François Affholder, Martial Bernoux, Bertrand Muller
      Pages 109-124
  4. Seeking Novel Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Mathieu Vigne, Vincent Blanfort, Jonathan Vayssières, Philippe Lecomte, Philippe Steinmetz
      Pages 127-141
    3. Nadine Andrieu, Philippe Pédelahore, Fanny Howland, Katrien Descheemaeker, Éric Vall, Osana Bonilla-Findji et al.
      Pages 143-154
    4. Olivier Barreteau, Stefano Farolfi, Sylvain Perret
      Pages 155-165
    5. Tom Wassenaar, François Dumoulin, Jean-Luc Farinet, Jean-Marie Paillat, Laurent Thuriès, Emmanuel Tillard et al.
      Pages 167-181
    6. Bruno Hérault, Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury
      Pages 183-196
    7. Jean-Paul Laclau, Frédéric Gay, Jean-Pierre Bouillet, Jean-Marc Bouvet, Gilles Chaix, André Clément-Demange et al.
      Pages 197-208
    8. Philippe Vaast, Jean-Michel Harmand, Bruno Rapidel, Patrick Jagoret, Olivier Deheuvels
      Pages 209-224
  5. Stimulating Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225

About this book


In recent years, especially with the approach of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris in late 2015, the number of publications, conferences and meetings on climate change has been growing exponentially. Yet uncertainties remain concerning rural tropical areas where models are forecasting the onset of multiple disorders and trends are unclear. Meanwhile, the impact of climate change on the poorest communities is regularly documented, often prompting alarmist reactions.

How can food security be achieved while adapting to and mitigating climate change? What are the main threats to agriculture in developing countries? How do farmers in these countries cope with the threats? What does agricultural research propose? What options have yet to be investigated?

A broad scope of scientific research is underway to address these challenges. Diverse solutions are available, including new agricultural practices, water management, agricultural waste recycling, diagnosis of emerging diseases, payment for ecosystem services, etc. Gaining insight into the financial and political mechanisms that underlie international climate negotiations is also essential to design practical ways to deal with climate issues and meet sustainable development requirements in collaboration with farmers.

This book pools the wealth of experience of dozens of researchers and

development officers from a range of disciplines. We have focused on making it detailed, accurate and hopefully easy to read for researchers, students and all other informed readers.


Adaptation to climate change Agriculture in developing countries Climate change and agriculture Food systems Mitigation of climate change

Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel Torquebiau
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  1. 1.TA B 115/02CIRADMontpellierFrance

About the editors

Dr. Emmanuel Torquebiau, CIRAD (Frnch Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, Montpellier, France.

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“Focusing primarily on developing regions, Torquebiau … has organized the essays into three primary parts: coping strategies, innovative approaches, and the process of stimulating change. … Useful for agricultural collections specializing in resource planning, conservation, and environmental studies that support advanced readers. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (L. S. Cline, Choice, Vol. 53 (9), May, 2016)

“The book addresses the challenges to be faced in future warming conditions in terms of various ‘risks and vulnerability’ and discusses plausible strategies for converting agriculture as a sustainable enterprise. … the book offers some doable solutions for sustainable agricultural practices under changing climatic conditions and is interesting to a wide range of readers such as students, researchers, agricultural scientists, policy makers and regulatory agencies across the world.” (Pradeep K. Dubey, Gopal S. Singh, P. C. Abhilash, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 113, 2016)