Water for Agriculture

Some thoughts on adaptation to climate change from a policy perspective

Authored by: Luis Garrote , Ana Iglesias , Alberto Garrido

Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  January  2014
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415633116
eBook ISBN: 9780203095201
Adobe ISBN: 9781136212123


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In the beginning of the 21st century, water to support food production seems to stand at a crucial juncture. Projections of water availability remain complex and uncertain (Vorosmarty et al., 2010), not least due to changes in population, consumption patterns and environmental policy (Iglesias et al., 2011a). Research and technology have been unusually vigorous and have shed light on many possible innovations (Sunding and Zilberman, 2001: Nordhaus, 2002; Smit and Skinner, 2002). Part of this transformation is due to the pressure of agricultural practices and policies to face climate change, especially in relation to water for agricultural production.

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