Rice production and global climate change: scope for adaptation and mitigation activities

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Rice production and global climate change: scope for adaptation and mitigation activities

AUTHORS: R. Wassmann, S.V.K. Jagadish, S.B. Peng, K. Sumfleth, Y. Hosen, and B.O. Sander

PUBLISHED DATE

October 2011

RESOURCE

In this chapter, we look at the issues of rice agriculture in a world where climate change is increasingly a reality. Specific aspects of climate change have been broadly elaborated in comprehensive reviews devoted to rice production and crop production (Wassmann et al 2009a,b). The purpose of this new review is to provide an overview on (1) the expected impacts of climate change on rice production at different scales, (2) mitigation and adaptation options available to rice farmers, and (3) the economic implications of climate change and climate change policies at different scales.