Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation
"The overall goal of this paper is to review and document the likely impacts of climate change on China’s agricultural production, efforts that China might be able to make in reducing greenhouses gas emissions from agriculture, and analyze how these efforts would in turn impact agricultural productivity and trade. In order to realize this goal, we have the following specific objectives. First, we will synthesize the likely impacts of climate change on agricultural production (crop yield and cropping systems), farmer income and agricultural trade (imports and exports) in China. Second, we will review adaptive responses to climate change that could potentially be made by the government and by farmers. Third, we will review some potential mitigation measures and policies that could be promoted in the agricultural sector."