The Impacts of Climate Change on Food Production in the Western Balkan Region

The Impacts of Climate Change on Food Production in the Western Balkan Region
July 2011 | Print | Book

The five papers in this publication summarise the knowledge, experience and results acquired in the course of research into the impacts of climate change on crop yields in five countries. The reports from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia provide examples of efforts to identify risks related to climate change and the main effects on the production of important crops. At the same time, they highlight the gaps and barriers that central and local governments need to address. The authors of the studies provide recommendations for decision makers as to the most urgent actions needed to pave the way to incorporating climate change aspects into agricultural development plans and shaping appropriate strategies and policies.