A Systems Approach to Reducing Risks in Rice Production in Southeast Asia

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by Felino P. Lansigan, Gernot Laganda, Reiner Wassman, and Anan Polthanee
2012 | Agriculture and Development Notes Vol. 1 No. 5 | 2 pages
  • Print 2225-9694
  • e-ISSN 2599-3860
English

Climate change is a global problem that affects all areas of human life. Both natural processes, like volcanic eruptions, and anthropogenic activities, such as population increase and industrialization, cause climate change. Furthermore, climate change has impacts on agriculture, forestry, public health, and other systems, and these effects vary across different places in the world.  

Adaptation and mitigation measures are necessary to reduce the risks brought about by climate change. While adaptation considers future risks and seeks to prepare the society and the other systems to the impacts of climate change, mitigation aims to keep climate change below the dangerous level.