Adaptation of crop production to climate change by crop substitution

  • E. Eyshi Rezaei, T. Gaiser, S. Siebert, F. Ewert
  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, November 2013, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s11027-013-9528-1

Adaptation to climate change by crop substitution

What is it about?

The study was performed to investigate the potential of crop substitution as adaptation strategy to climate change. We compared biomass yield and water use efficiency (WUE) of maize (Zea mays L) and pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum L.) grown in the semi-arid northeast of Iran for fodder production under present and potential future climatic conditions.

Why is it important?

Research on the impact of climate change on agricultural production has mainly focused on the effect of climate and its variability on individual crops, The potential for adapting to climate change through crop substitution has received less attention although the proportions of individual crops in the total crop area have changed considerably over periods of time much shorter than those typically investigated in climate change studies.

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