Table of Contents

Introductory overview.
Predictions of climate change and its impact on crop productivity.
Adapting to biotic and abiotic stresses through crop breeding.
Sustainable and resource-conserving technologies for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.
New tools for enhancing crop adaptation to climate change. Trends in population growth suggest that global food production is unlikely to satisfy future demand under predicted climate change scenarios unless rates of crop improvement are accelerated. This book provides an overview of the essential disciplines required for sustainable crop production in unpredictable environments.