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Climate Change, Water and Agriculture

Towards Resilient Systems

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This report reviews the main linkages between climate change, water and agriculture as a means to identifying and discussing adaptation strategies for better use and conservation of water resources. It aims to provide guidance to decision makers on choosing an appropriate mix of policies and market approaches to address the interaction between agriculture and water systems under climate change.

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Impact of climate change on the water cycle and implications for agriculture

The present chapter provides a review of the main impacts of climate change on water supply and demand for agriculture, including the crop and livestock sectors, on the relations between climate change, agriculture and water quality, and on extreme water events such as droughts and floods. The principal aim of this chapter is to provide a background for the policy analysis of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

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