233 Sustaining Global Food Security In A Changing Climate: Examples From the Regions.

Oral Session
ASA Section: Global Agronomy Contemporary climate variability and prospect of significant longer-term changes poses substantial threats to food security at global, regional, and local scales. The nature of these threats and time-horizon and need for investments in adaptation will vary considerably by region and also with the diverse characteristics of different farming systems. This technical session will develop the regionally-specific context for the challenges ahead and what resilience strategies are being develop to address the challenges of climate variability and progressive climate change.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012: 3:15 PM-4:45 PM
Hyatt Regency, Buckeye AB, Third Floor

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Philip K. Thornton and Lini Wollenberg
Andrew McDonald
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Charles E. Kome, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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