Food security and sustainable crops production with considering climate change in China

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Increase in the mean seasonal temperature can reduce the duration of many crops which may lead to final yield reduction. China needs to cope with the adverse effects of climate change by developing heat and drought resistant high yielding varieties and cultivars to ensure food security in China. Farmers should adapt to climate change strategies which integrate traditional experience and indigenous knowledge with scientific researches and government polices as key factors. Climate change will extend growing seasons for some crops and make shorter growing seasons for other crops in Northern part of China and will bring less reliable rains, soils that retain less water, the spread of dangerous pests and unwanted weeds. The catastrophic consequences of climate change can be avoided if all countries work and cooperate together towards significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases.

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Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian

Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, Qi Institute

Doctor of Philosophy Beijing, China; Zhejiang, China

Wenli Sun

Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, Qi Institute

Beijing, China; Zhejiang, China

Qi Cheng

Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, Qi Institute

Doctor of Philosophy Beijing, China; Zhejiang, China


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