Knowledge for Development

Assessing agriculture vulnerabilities for the design of effective measures for adaption to climate change


Date: 07/03/2013


This report, prepared for the EC Joint Research Centre (JRC), presents the final results of the study named AVEMAC (Assessing Agriculture Vulnerabilities for the design of Effective Measures for Adaptation to Climate Change). The study tackles the lack of information on vulnerabilities, risks, and needs for the adaptation of European priority crops (maize, wheat, rapeseed, sunflower, rice) under a changing climate. Assessing the importance of climate change vulnerability requires not only the localisation of relative yield changes, but also the analysis of the impact of the change on the acreage affected. The assessment has shown contrasting results in response to the different realisations of the emission scenarios.  

(EC JRC, 04/2012)