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:: Climate Change and Agricultural Vulnerability
The methodology and results reported in this study form a first comprehensive and integrated global ecological–economic assessment of the impact of climate change on agro-ecosystems in the context of the world food and agricultural system. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have developed a comprehensive methodology based on environmental principles, referred to as the agro-ecological zones methodology. The GIS-based framework combines crop modeling and environmental matching procedures to identify crop-specific environmental limitations under various levels of inputs and management conditions. This has facilitated comprehensive and geographically detailed assessments of climatechange impacts and agricultural vulnerability.
Author: FISCHER Günther , SHAH Mahendra , VAN VELTHUIZEN Harrij ,