Farmer and community‐led approaches to climate change adaptation of agriculture using agricultural biodiversity and genetic resources

Tony McDonald, Jessica Sokolow, Danny Hunter

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Abstract

Conservation and utilization of a broad range of genetic resources in agriculture is an essential element of strategies for coping with the effects of climate change. This chapter explores briefly how climate change is impacting farming communities around the globe, as well as the genetic resources that are an essential resource to these farmers. It focuses on how genetic resources can be an invaluable resource to communities. The chapter explains how farmer‐led approaches are utilizing these resources to adapt to climate change. It is recognized that climate change will directly affect the agriculture sector due to changes in temperature, precipitation, and increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Agricultural biodiversity and genetic resources are threatened by biotic and abiotic factors resulting from climate change. Monocultures have increased dramatically worldwide, thus narrowing plant diversity and increasing crop genetic uniformity. Communities around the world realize the role of genetic resources and agricultural biodiversity in adapting to climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Security and Climate Change
EditorsShyam S. Yadav, Robert J. Redden, Jerry L. Hatfield, Andreas W. Ebert, Danny Hunter
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Chapter20
Pages471-521
Number of pages51
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781119180661
ISBN (Print)9781119180647
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2019

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    McDonald, T., Sokolow, J., & Hunter, D. (2019). Farmer and community‐led approaches to climate change adaptation of agriculture using agricultural biodiversity and genetic resources. In S. S. Yadav, R. J. Redden, J. L. Hatfield, A. W. Ebert, & D. Hunter (Eds.), Food Security and Climate Change (1st ed., pp. 471-521). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119180661.ch20