(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Rice re-cultivation in southern China : An option for enhanced climate change resilience in rice production

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MA X. (1) ; WU S. (2) ; LI Y. (1) ; ZHANG X. (2) ; GAO Q. (1) ; WU Y. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE


Focusing on the spatial distribution of seasonal drought with rice and the practices to adapt to it, and based on an analysis of balanced water supply for and demand by rice at a growing season scale during 1981–2030, this paper assesses the changing seasonal drought in the process of rice production under the changing climate in the future, and identifies general rice re-cultivation options for climate change adaptation. It is indicated that due to climate change, seasonal drought in major rice producing areas tends to alleviate in general, late season rice in particular. Future climate change brings about a significant impact on the spatial/temporal distribution of water resources in rice producing areas in China. Based on "pre-designed" adaptation actions for rice-re-cultivation, the rice cultivation pattern undergoes a significant alteration between 1981–2000 and 2001–2030


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no1 [pp. 67-84]

Bibliographic references : 47 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.



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