Overview on climate-smart agriculture: Impacts of climate change on agriculture in Brazil and prospects on mitigation and adaptation strategies

Submitted by charlotte.schilt on Thu, 09/27/2018 - 08:06
Abstract

Agriculture in Brazil, important for both national and international food security, can be seriously threatened by climate change. Changes in temperature and rainfall can cause agriculture to become difficult or unviable in some areas of the country. Even with areas becoming apt for production due to better climate, it is still expected that production can be reduced up to 40%, accounting for R$70 billion, or US$29 billion, until 2070 if no action is taken 1. Several courses of action can be taken, one of them being Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), a range of practices contributing to sustainable development.

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Marije Hoogendoorn
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Brazil
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Patricia de Vries-van Loon, Jan Verhagen, Peter Leffelaar
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Internship