There are many potential adaptation options available for marginal change of existing agricultural systems, often variations of existing climate risk management. We show that implementation of these options is likely to have substantial benefits under moderate climate change for some cropping systems. However, there are limits to their effectiveness under more severe climate changes. Hence, more systemic changes in resource allocation need to be considered, such as targeted diversification of production systems and livelihoods.

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Howden, M.S.
Soussana, J.-F.
Tubiello, F.N.
Chhetri, N.
Dunlop, M.
Meinke, H.

Howden, M.S.; Soussana, J.-F.; Tubiello, F.N.; Chhetri, N.; Dunlop, M.; Meinke, H. (2007). Adapting agriculture to climate change. in: PNAS, December 11, 2007; Vol. 104, no. 50, 19691–19696.

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