By Floor Brouwer, Bruce A. McCarl

Interactions among agriculture, weather and styles of land use are advanced. significant alterations in agriculture, and land use styles are foreseen within the subsequent couple of many years in keeping with shifts in weather, greenhouse gasoline administration tasks, inhabitants progress and different forces. The ebook explores key interactions among alterations in agriculture, styles of land use and efforts to lessen greenhouse emissions from agriculture. the quantity relies on inter-disciplinary technological know-how and coverage interactions, exploring the way in which land use may possibly relief in addressing or be stricken by the onset of weather swap and changes in nutrients call for. destiny forces shaping land use judgements are tested, and its sensitivity to weather swap is highlighted. styles of land use and the rural function in weather swap mitigation are explored. additionally, coverage and social responses to the recent views on destiny land use styles are pointed out. the point of view of the ebook is past the 12 months 2015.

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Agricultural land use may also be affected by environmental changes. In particular, changes in primary productivity through climate change and technology development are likely to determine future agricultural production and the use of land. However, the effects of socio-economic and bio-physical factors on crop productivity and land use are complex and not well understood with predictions remaining difficult. Previous attempts have developed qualitative descriptions of land use change with short time horizons and for small study regions.

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