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Agriculture under a changing Climate

Iese, Viliamu and Halavatau, Siosiua and De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Wairiu, Morgan and Holland, Elisabeth A. and Dean, Annika and Veisa, Filipe and Patolo, Soane and Havea, Robin S. and Bosenaqali, Sairusi and Navunicagi, Otto (2020) Agriculture under a changing Climate. In: Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific. Springer Climate . Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 323-357. ISBN 978-3-030-32878-8

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The agriculture sector in PICs is critically important for food security and livelihoods at the household, community, national, and regional levels. Climate change is already impacting and will continue to impact agriculture in both the short and long term. PICs need to transform the agriculture sector for it to remain prominent and relevant in Pacific communities. There is a need for the agriculture sector in PICs to become resilient to the negative impacts of climate change while simultaneously increasing production to feed a growing population. In addition, there is a need to reduce the negative environmental impacts of unsustainable agriculture on soil, waterways, and the atmosphere (through the release of greenhouse gas emissions). Agricultural transformation can be achieved in PICs through focusing on a systems-oriented perspective that recognizes the foundational importance of healthy soils. Opportunities exist to strengthen existing partnerships and forge new ones to address information and resourcing constraints.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food security, Agriculture, Climate Change, Pacific Islands
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2020 23:29
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2020 00:31

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