TitleResilient Agriculture
AuthorLaura Lengnick
ImprintLaura Lengnick Ltd
Sales rank4.5


Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America More variable weather, drought, and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer growing seasons, and other environmental changes have subtle but far reaching effects on plant and livestock growth and development Resilient Agriculture recognizes the critical role that sustainable agriculture will play in the coming decades and beyond The latest science on climate risk, resilience, and climate change adaptation is blended with the personal experience of farmers and ranchers to explore The strange changes in weather recorded over the last decade The associated shifts in crop and livestock behavior The actions producers have taken to maintain productivity in a changing climateThe climate change challenge is real and it is here now To enjoy the sustained production of food, fiber, and fuel well into the twenty first century, we must begin now to make changes that will enhance the adaptive capacity and resilience of North American agriculture The rich knowledge base presented in Resilient Agriculture is poised to serve as the cornerstone of an evolving, climate ready food system.Laura Lengnick is a researcher, policymaker, activist, educator, and farmer whose work explores the community enhancing potential of agriculture and food systems She directs the academic program in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College and was a lead author of the report Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States Effects and Adaptation.



Resilient Agriculture By Laura Lengnick

This is a book about how climate change is going to affect our food systems that I avoided reading because I thought that the topic would be very dry I was pleasantly surprised by the author and how a significant portion of the book involved interviews with farmers engaging in sustainable agricultur... (Sign in to see more)


Resilient Agriculture By Laura Lengnick

Super brief review This book has some great content, but you must know where to find it It suffers from poor writing editing and makes for a frustrating read unless you confine yourself to chapters 5 8 I would give it stars if only it were better written To start on a positive note I learned a good... (Sign in to see more)


Resilient Agriculture By Laura Lengnick

The first third of the book is a tough slog The author summarizes the challenges that face agriculture resulting from climate change The summary could be better focused and organized around the point of the book One fact I picked up is how many farmers still are in denial of climate change, even tho... (Sign in to see more)


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