This chapter provides an overview of the impact of climate change on agriculture. The focus is on information available from global studies, much of which has been generated from simulation models based on climate projections, historical data and experimental data (Fezzi et al. 2013). Understanding crop response to climate change has mainly been studied with the major staple crops such as rice and wheat (Gornall et al. 2010; Lobell et al. 2011). However, despite the focus on non-Pacific crops, the information generated from these studies can help to improve our understanding of physiological responses to changes in climate and provide an insight into how crops in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are likely to respond.
Vulnerability of Pacific Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change / Taylor, Mary, McGregor, A, Dawson, B (eds): pp.103-160