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Crop Adaptation to Climate Change: Coming soon to a library near you

Prolific is the word I’d use to describe DAPA’s contribution to a new book entitled Crop Adaptation to Climate Change which is soon to be released by Wiley.  The table of contents are now online, and the book is in the final throes of being published.  DAPA’s contribution has been in no less than seven chapters.  For four crops, we have analysed some of the likely challenges that climate change will pose, and identified the types of climatic constraints that breeding programs might need to focus on into the future.   We are also involved in two chapter which look at how agrobiodiversity and neglected and underutilised species might be used to adapt to some of the future challenges.  And finally, we have a short review of climate impacts in Latin America, and the implications for agriculture in the region.  We’ll do what we can to make these publications available in some form through our institutional website (IP permitting) and we’ll provide summaries of the major findings in each chapter once released, but for now, browse through the table of contents and I’m sure you’ll agree that the book is pretty complete.

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