Agro-Economic Models for Measuring the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture

  • S. Niggol Seo


This chapter explains the scientific tradition of the Agro-Economic Model (AEM) which was developed purposefully for measuring the impacts of climate change on agriculture. The theory and methodology of the initial AEM and its extensions are elaborated in detail. The extensions and applications of the initial AEM include an application to a non-US country in the Sahel, a global-scale AEM framework, and a reliance on alternative measures of productivity than crop yields. This chapter also summarizes the results from the agronomic crop simulation models and the FACE (Free Air CO2 Enhancement) experiments which form the basis for an economic analysis in the AEM modeling. The chapter discusses ad hoc adaptations that are incorporated into the AEM modeling. The AEM models reported severe impacts of climate change on agriculture and consumers, especially when adaptations are not incorporated.


Agro-Economic Model Major grains Crop simulation FACE Green Climate Fund ad hoc adaptation 


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  • S. Niggol Seo
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  1. 1.Muaebak Institute of Global Warming StudiesSeorim-dong, Gwanak-gu, SeoulKorea

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