Eike Luedeling

Katherine Jarvis–Shean

Climate change is not a new phenomenon. The Earth has been through Ice Ages and warm spells. However, in most regions, climate conditions have been fairly stable for many centuries, allowing for the evolution and breeding of certain crops and the creation of cropping systems suited to local conditions.

But anthropogenic climate change resulting from increased greenhouse gas emission is changing agricultural production conditions at an unprecedented rate. By all estimates, in the future our planet…

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