4. Food production

  1. Joseph Alcamo1 and
  2. Jørgen E. Olesen2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118279380.ch4

Life in Europe Under Climate Change

Life in Europe Under Climate Change

How to Cite

Alcamo, J. and Olesen, J. E. (2012) Food production, in Life in Europe Under Climate Change, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118279380.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

  2. 2

    Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology, Tjele, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196192

Online ISBN: 9781118279380



  • food production;
  • Europe, a culturally diverse continent;
  • EU's CAP;
  • biophysical processes of agroecosystems, and environment;
  • influence of CO2, temperature, rainfall on agroecosystem;
  • crop production in Europe;
  • individual crops, being affected;
  • global warming, cereal cultivation northwards;
  • soil degradation and desertification;
  • marine ecosystems, fisheries affected


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How does climate affect crops?

  • What determines crop production in Europe?

  • How will individual crops be affected?

  • How will livestock be affected?

  • Other impacts on a groecosystems

  • Extreme events and climatic variability

  • How can agriculture adapt to climatic change?

  • How will fisheries be affected?

  • How will food systems be affected?

  • Notes