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Climate change is now widely regarded as one of the most serious challenges the world faces, and adapting to it is an urgent requirement for countries across the world. The less developed countries of the Asia and Pacific region, despite contributing the least to the emission of greenhouse gases, are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: How Can Countries Adapt compiles policies and best practices on climate change adaptation, emphasizing the fact that the Asia and Pacific region needs immediate measures—both structural and nonstructural—in order to adapt to climate change. The discussions elaborate on issues related to water resources, agriculture, and natural resources management, which are some of the most vital sectors for the region from environmental, social, and economic perspectives.

Although the policies and measures discussed in the book are specific to the Asia and Pacific region, the key findings will be relevant to other regions as well; for example, Africa and Latin America. Policymakers and researchers involved in the study of climate change adaptation will find this volume of great interest.

Integrated Approach to Climate Change Impact Assessment on Agricultural Production Systems1
Integrated approach to climate change impact assessment on agricultural production systems
10.1 Introduction

With an expanding and deeper recognition of global climate change, some fundamental questions have been raised, including what impact climate change will have on agricultural production systems, how the systems can adapt to the changes, and what measures should be applied to sustain productivity.

Identifying the direction and dimension of potential impacts on agricultural production systems based on the projection of future regional climate change, is an essential base to adapt to them. The structure and problems of agricultural production systems are elucidated through analyzing the impact of climate change and developing adaptation measures.

As the world population grows and the demand for food increases, ...

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