Most developed models are about wheat, maize, rice and soybean. Anisimov et al.. (2007:655)[105] assessed the literature for the polar region (Arctic and Antarctica). Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. For irrigation systems to be sustainable, they require proper management (to avoid salinization) and must not use more water from their source than is naturally replenishable. These and other measures have cut biodiversity to very low levels on intensively farmed land. [100] It estimates that the annual work-related death toll among agricultural employees is at least 170,000, twice the average rate of other jobs. Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on a global scale. The shortening of such a cycle could have an adverse effect on productivity because senescence would occur sooner.[110]. The word agriculture is a late Middle English adaptation of Latin agricultūra, from ager, "field", and cultūra, "cultivation" or "growing". Chicago, Illinois. New Standard Encyclopedia. Farming relying on as many renewable resources as possible. 2006. The use of solar powered irrigation in Pakistan is said to be a closed system for agricultural water irrigation. [31] Water-powered grain mills were in use by the 1st century BC,[32] followed by irrigation. In the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, "low confidence" means that a particular finding has about a 2 out of 10 chance of being correct, based on expert judgement. The Earth's average surface temperature has increased by 1.5 °F (0.83 °C) since 1880. [150] Both studies, which focused solely on the fiscal impacts, concluded that more should be done to internalize external costs. [47], In modern agriculture, energy is used in on-farm mechanisation, food processing, storage, and transportation processes. CCAFS Working Paper no. [194] In particular, the production of nitrogen fertilizer can account for over half of agricultural energy usage. [221], There are many influences on the creation of agricultural policy, including consumers, agribusiness, trade lobbies and other groups. ", Researchers at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) have investigated the potential impacts climate change could have on agriculture, and how this would affect attempts at alleviating poverty in the developing world. Major challenges were projected for crops that are near the warm end of their suitable range or which depend on highly utilized water resources. [9] Agriculture began independently in different parts of the globe,[10] and included a diverse range of taxa, in at least 11 separate centres of origin. [77][78], From the twentieth century, intensive agriculture increased productivity. [119] Studies using FACE have shown that increases in CO2 lead to decreased concentrations of micronutrients in crop and non-crop plants with negative consequences for human nutrition,[120][57] including decreased B vitamins in rice. 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Using decreased amounts of non-renewable and unsustainable inputs, particularly environmentally harmful ones. [4] Developing sustainable food systems, contributes to the sustainability of the human population. In conservation agriculture there are many examples that can be looked towards as a way of farming and at the same time conserving. Battisti and Naylor (2009)[64] concluded that such changes could have very serious effects on agriculture, particularly in the tropics. [76] Maize accounts for nearly half of the cultivated land in Southern Africa, and under future climate change, yields could decrease by 30%[77] Temperatures increases also encourage a wide spread of weeds and pests[78] In December 2019, 45 million peoples in southern Africa required help because of crop failure. Triple bottom line frameworks include social and environmental alongside a financial bottom line.