Climate Change, Food Security and Natural Resource Management

Regional Case Studies from Three Continents

  • Mohamed Behnassi
  • Olaf Pollmann
  • Himangana Gupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Food Security Versus Environmental and Socio-economic Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mirza Barjees Baig, Ajmal Mahmood Qureshi, Gary S. Straquadine, Asaf Hajiyev
      Pages 19-60
    3. Khodran H. Al-Zahrani, Mirza Barjees Baig, Gary S. Straquadine
      Pages 73-101
    4. Mirza Barjees Baig, Gary S. Straquadine, Ajmal Mahmood Qureshi, Asaf Hajiyev, Aymn F. Abou Hadid
      Pages 103-131
    5. Pooja Pal, Himangana Gupta, Raj Kumar Gupta, Tilak Raj
      Pages 133-148
    6. Szilárd Podruzsik, Olaf Pollmann
      Pages 149-160
  3. Climate, Water, Soil and Agriculture: Managing the Linkages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Ahmed Karmaoui, Guido Minucci, Mohammed Messouli, Mohammed Yacoubi Khebiza, Issam Ifaadassan, Abdelaziz Babqiqi
      Pages 163-178
    3. Abdulrasoul Al-Omran, Fahad Alshammari, Samir Eid, Mahmoud Nadeem
      Pages 179-201
    4. Olaf Pollmann, Szilárd Podruzsik
      Pages 225-232
    5. Sergiy Nazimov, Iryna Loza, Yurii Kul’bachko, Oleg Didur, Oleksandr Pakhomov, Angelina Kryuchkova et al.
      Pages 247-262
  4. Forest Management from a Climate Change and Sustainability Perspective

  5. Mirza Barjees Baig, Juan Pulhin, Loutfy El-Juhany, Gary S. Straquadine
    Pages C1-C1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-362

About this book


This book contributes to the on-going debates on climate change by focusing on the SDGs and exploring linkages between environmental change and food security as well as the relevance and need to consider the management of natural resources, especially water, soil and forest. Compared to relevant existing publications, this book covers case studies that capture the everyday realities of the local people and how they react and adapt to similar situations in different geographical settings. Each case study presented in this book gives a particular message. The strength of this book lies in the fact that it covers the most neglected topics in climate negotiations in spite of the fact that these decide the fate of millions of people around the world, especially the developing countries.

By presenting a collection of case studies from Africa, Asia and Europe, this book encourages cross-continental knowledge sharing. The scope of the book ranges from impacts to mitigation and from in-field experiments to policy implementation. It contributes to the existing knowledge on climate-food nexus and connects climate change to sectors it could impact directly. All chapters in this book emphasise local ownership of strategy processes, effective participation from all levels, and high-level commitment. Besides being relevant for the academicians and scholars working in the field of climate change, forest and agriculture, it aims to catch interest of the policy makers and practitioners to understand ground realities for appropriate action. It is also bound to make an impact on the Non-Governmental Organizations around the world and in the three different continents that this book covers, considering the indigenous and local issues highlighted in this book.


Climate change impacts and mitigation Water and natural resources Forest and agricultural sustainability Agriculture and food security Environmental change in Africa, Asia and Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Behnassi
    • 1
  • Olaf Pollmann
    • 2
  • Himangana Gupta
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Laboratory for Territorial Governance, Human Security and Sustainability (LAGOS), Faculty of Law, Economics and Social SciencesIbn Zohr University of AgadirAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.SCENSO – Scientific Environmental SolutionsSankt AugustinGermany
  3. 3.National Communication Cell, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of IndiaNew DelhiIndia

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