Climate Neutral and Resilient Farming Systems: Practical Solutions for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation


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Climate Neutral and Resilient Farming Systems: Practical Solutions for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Editor: Udaya Sekhar Nagothu Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 208 Language: English ISBN: 9781032225791 Categories: , ,

This book presents evidence-based research on climate-neutral and resilient farming systems and further to provide innovative and practical solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impact of climate change. Intensive farming systems are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to global warming and the acceleration of climate change. As paddy rice farming is one of the largest contributors, and most environmentally damaging farming systems, this will be a particular focus of the book. The mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions needs to be urgently addressed to achieve the 2 degrees Celsius target adopted by COP21 and the 2015 Paris Agreement, but this is not possible if local and national level innovations are not accompanied by international level cooperation, mutual learning and sharing of knowledge and technologies. This book, therefore, brings together international collaborative research on climate-neutral and resilient farming systems compiled by leading scientists and experts from Europe, Asia and Africa. The chapters present evidence-based research and innovative solutions that can be applied or upscaled in different farming systems and regions across the world. Chapters present models and technologies that can be used for practical implementation at the systemic level and advance state of the art knowledge on carbon neutral farming. Combining theory and practice, this interdisciplinary book provides guidance which can inform and increase cooperation between researchers from various countries on climate-neutral and resilient farming systems. Most importantly, the volume provides recommendations which can be put into practice by those working in the agricultural industry, especially in developing countries, where they are attempting to promote climate-neutral and resilient farming systems. The book will be of great interest to students and academics of sustainable agriculture, food security, climate mitigation and sustainable development, in addition to policymakers and practitioners working in these areas.

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"This book makes a timely contribution towards understanding the relevance and practicality of climate neutral and resilient farming systems with focus on smallholder farms, and the potential for climate mitigation and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It adds new knowledge and is useful for a wide audience in this field." Prof. Dr. V. Geethalakshmi, Ph.D., FAAM. Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003, India "IPCC's 6th Assessment Report of Working Group I stated in 2021 that "It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land". The agricultural sector should take immediate measures to mitigate and adapt to the climate change due to global warming. For irrigation engineers, it is very significant to have a firm grasp of the topic Climate Neutral and Resilience Farming Systems (CNRFSs), which is the focus of this book." Tsugihiro Watanabe, Vice President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University, Japan "This book is very timely and a valuable knowledge contribution on managing green-house-gas emissions in the agriculture sector. Each chapter underscores low carbon emission agriculture in achieving the 1.5oC target of the Paris Agreement. An insightful publication!" Paxina CHILESHE-TOE, Regional Climate and Environment Specialist, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division, Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD, Nairobi, Kenya "We need to deploy innovative solutions at scale to tackle climate change. This book is timely in helping to promote agri-food systems as an important part of the solution to the climate crisis, especially in the lead up to COP27 in Egypt and beyond." Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome, Italy

Author Biography

Udaya Sekhar Nagothu is a Research Professor and Director at the Centre for International Development NIBIO (Norsk Institutt for Biookonomi /Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research), Norway. He is the editor of The Bioeconomy Approach (Routledge, 2020), Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification (Routledge, 2018), Climate Change and Agricultural Development (Routledge, 2016) and Food Security and Development (Routledge, 2015).