Studies suggest that climate change could result in global crop yield losses as large as 5 in 2030 and 30 in 2080 even with adaptation such as changed agricultural practices and crops shock waves managing the impacts of climate change on poverty. Crop adaptation to climate change covers a spectrum of issues related to both crops and climatic conditions the first two sections provide a foundation on the factors involved in climate stress assessing current climate change by region and covering crop physiological responses to these changes. Crop adaptation to climate change researched and assembled by a working group of scientists from academia and industry the statement i reviews the impacts of variable weather conditions arising from climate change on cropping systems ii reports the progress to date in adapting. Position statement on crop adaptation to climate change crop science society of america introduction throughout history farmers have adopted new crop varieties and adjusted their practices in accordance with changes in the environment but as global temperature continues to rise the pace of environmental change will likely be unprecedented. Since crop production and climate change adaptation are strongly related to the specific local agro ecological endowments and the natural resource base readers are referred to modules b6 b7 b8 and b9 that provide a comprehensive analysis of the relationships between climate change and water soil genetic resources and energy
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