Climate Change 2001:
Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
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Long-term adaptations refer to major structural changes to overcome adversity caused by climate change. These may include:

Studies on adapting farming systems to climate change need to consider all of the agronomic decisions made at the farm level (Kaiser et al., 1993). Economic considerations are very important in this context (Antle, 1996). Results of farm-level analyses on the impacts of climate change generally have shown a large reduction in adverse impacts when adaptation is fully implemented. However, this will result in land-use changes (Parry et al., 1999).

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