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Economic implications of global climate change on agriculture in England and Wales - CC0320

Description
This study will consider the economic implications of potential long term changes in global climate on agricultural land use in the UK through effects on the world food system. The study will require the linking of a global model of the world food trade to a UK model of agricultural land use allocation. The Basic Linked System (a global model of the world food system consisting of 20 linked national and/or regional models and 14 non-linked regional models) will be used to simulate the response of global commodity markets to changes in crop yields under a range of climatic and economic scenarios. Effects of changes in climate on world food prices will be estimated, allowing for different scenarios of growth of demand and supply. The study will also examine the effects of changes in climate in north-west Europe on future patterns of agricultural potential in the UK and will explore the combined effect of world prices (as affected by climate change) and potential climate-related changes on future land use and agriculture in the UK.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Economic implications of global climate change on agriculture in England and Wales   (15397k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1997

Cost: £162,059
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - London, University College
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Fields of Study
Agriculture and Climate Change