Enhancing climate change resilience in agricultural crops

Benitez-Alfonso, Y and Soanes, B K and Zimba, S and Sinanaj, B and German, L and Sharma, V and Bohra, A and Kolesnikova, A and Dunn, J A and Martin, A C and Rahman, M K and Saati-Santamaria, Z and Garcia-Fraile, P and Ferreira, E A and Frazao, L A and Cowling, W A and Siddique, K H M and Pandey, M K and Farooq, M and Varshney, R K and Chapman, M A and Boesch, C and Daszkowska-Golec, A and Foyer, C H (2023) Enhancing climate change resilience in agricultural crops. Current Biology, 33. R1246-R1261. ISSN 1879-0445

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Climate change threatens global food and nutritional security through negative effects on crop growth and agricultural productivity. Many countries have adopted ambitious climate change mitigation and adaptation targets that will exacerbate the problem, as they require significant changes in current agri-food systems. In this review, we provide a roadmap for improved crop production that encompasses the effective transfer of current knowledge into plant breeding and crop management strategies that will underpin sustainable agriculture intensification and climate resilience. We identify the main problem areas and highlight outstanding questions and potential solutions that can be applied to mitigate the impacts of climate change on crop growth and productivity. Although translation of scientific advances into crop production lags far behind current scientific knowledge and technology, we consider that a holistic approach, combining disciplines in collaborative efforts, can drive better connections between research, policy, and the needs of society.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Center of Excellence in Genomics and Systems Biology
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change, agricultural crops, nutritional security, food security
Subjects: Others > Food and Nutrition
Others > Climate Change
Others > Food Security
Depositing User: Mr Nagaraju T
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2024 03:55
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2024 03:55
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/12470
Official URL: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S096...
Acknowledgement: The authors thank the support received from the World University Network (WUN) RDF including matching funds from partner universities. Y.B.-A. thanks UKRI for a Future Leader Fellowship (MR/T04263X/1). S.Z. thanks UKRI-GCRF-AFRICAP (BB/P027784/1) for a PhD fellowship. P.G.-F. acknowledges the Grant PCI2022-132990 co-funded by PRIMA and the AEI. A.C.M. acknowledges the funds from the Regional Government of Andalucía through the EMERGIA Grant EMC21_00147. M.K.R. acknowledges the support of the European Commission under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement number 101034371. P.G.-F. and Z.S.-S. acknowledge the funds received from the Regional Government of Castilla y León, Escalera de Excelencia CLU-2018-04, co-funded by the P.O. FEDER of Castilla y León 2014–2020. Z.S.-S. received a grant from the Regional Government of Castilla y León and a grant co-financed by the European NextGenerationEU, Spanish “Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia,” Spanish Ministry of Universities, and the University of Salamanca (“Ayudas para la recualificación del sistema universitario español 2021-2022”). A.K. and M.A.C. were funded by the University of Southampton. A.D.-G. was funded by the National Science Centre, Poland project [2020/38/E/NZ9/00346] SONATA BIS10 ‘(QUEST) Quest for climate-smart barley - the multi-layered genomic study of CBC function in ABA signalling’; J.A.D. is funded by an Institute for Sustainable Food fellowship, University of Sheffield; C.H.F. thanks UKRI (BBSRC/GCRF) for financial support (BB/T008865/1). M.K.P. and V.S. thank the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-National Agricultural Science Fund (NASF) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India for financial support. L.A.F. and E.A.F. thank Bayer S.A. and Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) for financial support [Grant number 316873-2021-7]. W.A.C. acknowledges research project support at the University of Western Australia from Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG (NPZ), Germany.
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