Vulnerability of staple food crops to climate change

Andrew McGregor, M. Taylor, Mike Bourke, Vincent Lebot

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    Abstract

    This chapter focuses on the potential impact of climate change on Pacific Island staple food crops; that is, those food crops that dominate diets in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), provide a major proportion of energy and nutrient needs and are vital for food security. The production of food staples is the dominant agricultural activity, for both household self-sufficiency and income generation. Factors that impact on staple food production will have a profound influence on livelihoods and the economic wellbeing of the region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVulnerability of Pacific Island agriculture and forestry to climate change
    Editors Mary Taylor, Andrew McGregor and Brian Dawson
    Place of PublicationNew Caledonia
    PublisherSecretariat of the Pacific Community
    Pages161-238
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)978-982-00-0882-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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