This book collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades.
The distribution of weeds is not homogeneous in rice fields: it usually appears in the form of patches, which suggests that pesticide applications is inefficient, since the application of herbicides in this type of crop is done uniformly, to full coverage.
The lack of skilled labor when harvesting fruit has become a recurring theme in the fruit and vegetable industry.
The scarce presence of trees that characterizes extensive livestock production, brings problems such as the degradation of soil and water resources, increased temperatures, low quality and availability of forage, which results in low productivity and sustainability of production.
Plants play an important role for most indigenous communities in South America, and not merely as a source of food. They also provide the raw material for building materials, tools, medicine, and much more. The extinction of a plant species therefore also endangers the very foundation of these people's way of life.