Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security in Small Island Developing States

Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security in Small Island Developing States

Wayne G. Ganpat (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) and Wendy-Ann P. Isaac (The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)
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Release Date: September, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 439
ISBN13: 9781466665019|ISBN10: 1466665017|EISBN13: 9781466665026|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6501-9

Description

With the potential to impact weather patterns, agriculture, and habitability of certain regions, global warming is a topic of interest to environmentalists, scientists, as well as farmers around the world. The threat of food shortages and famine especially becomes a major concern as a result of recent climate shifts.

Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security in Small Island Developing States discusses the repercussions of a shifting climate on food production and availability in small island nations. Comprised of research-based chapters on topics relevant to crop management, sustainable development, and livestock management on island territories, this advanced reference work is appropriate for environmental researchers, food scientists, academicians, and upper-level students seeking the latest information on agricultural concerns amidst a changing climate.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Availability of Food
  • Coastal and Inland Fisheries
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Natural Disasters
  • Protected Agriculture Systems
  • Soil Management
  • Water Management

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Ganpat and Isaac present environmental researchers, food scientists, academicians, and students with a collection of research-based materials from a wide variety of academics and researchers regarding the shifting of agricultural concerns for small island developing states in an era of ongoing climate change. The text is organized in three sections, first providing a general overview, then investigating related issues from the perspective of research done in specific countries and regions, and then examining them from the perspective of specific related themes in research. The editors are both faculty members of The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Wayne Ganpat (PhD Agricultural Extension) is a Caribbean extension professional. Presently, he is a Lecturer in Agricultural Extension and Communications at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to joining the UWI, he worked as an Extension Officer in the government extension service for over 20 years and left as the Deputy Director of Extension Services. He has worked as a consultant for governments in most Caribbean countries over the last 20 years doing work both in Extension and Communications.
Wendy-Ann P. Isaac is a Lecturer in Crop Production/Protection at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Isaac obtained her BSc General Agriculture and MSc Crop Protection and PhD from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, and an MApplSci in Agronomy from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Her research interests include sustainable crop production systems and participatory action research techniques with small farmers. She has worked with fair-trade banana small farmers in St. Vincent and The Grenadines using the participatory research methods as part of her PhD studies. She has authored and co-authored papers on these topics, which have been published in both regional and international peer-reviewed journals.

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