Cambio climático y agricultura: Una revisión de la literatura con énfasis en América Latina

Translated title of the contribution: Climate change and agriculture: A review of the literature with emphasis on Latin America

Alejandro J.López Feldman, Danae Hernández Cortés

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Abstract

The increment in greenhouse gas emissions and its effect on climate is such that the need for the agricultural sector to adapt seems inevitable. However, given that adaptive measures are limited, it is possible that climate change will affect food availability and increase price volatility. This essay presents a synthesis of the evidence of the effects that climate change has on the agricultural sector, with a special emphasis on Latin America. This revision makes it clear that the effects are going to be heterogeneous and that they could very well be costly. Therefore, public policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time promoting adaptive measures to climate change, are essential. The essay concludes with some considerations on future research topics that could contribute to the design of said public policies.

Translated title of the contributionClimate change and agriculture: A review of the literature with emphasis on Latin America
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)459-496
Number of pages38
JournalTrimestre Economico
Volume83
Issue number332
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Agriculture
  • Climate change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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