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Zubair et al. 2015

Zubair, L., S.P. Nissanka, W.M.W. Weerakoon, D.I. Herath, A.S. Karunaratne, A.S.M. Prabodha, M.B. Agalawatte, R.M. Herath, S.Z. Yahiya, B.V.R. Punyawardene, J. Vishwanathan, P. Delpitiya, A.E.N. Wijekoon, J. Gunaratna, S.S.K. Chandrasekara, P. Wickramagamage, K.D.N. Weerasinghe, C.M. Navaratne, R.S. Perera, A.I. Gunesekara, G.M.P. Kumara, D. Wallach, R.O. Valdivia, and S.P. McDermid, 2015: Climate change impacts on rice farming systems in northwestern Sri Lanka. In Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments, Part 2. C. Rosenzweig and D. Hillel, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3. Imperial College Press, pp. 315-352, doi:10.1142/9781783265640_0022.

Sri Lanka has achieved tremendous progress since 1950 in crop production and food availability. Yields grew at an impressive rate until leveling off in the mid-eighties. Sri Lanka's population is anticipated to grow in the coming decades, creating an ever-greater demand for food security on the household, sub-district, regional, and national scales.

The agricultural sector in Sri Lanka is vulnerable to climate shocks. An unusual succession of droughts and floods from 2008 to 2014 has led to both booms and busts in agricultural production, which were reflected in food prices. In both instances, the majority of farmers and consumers were adversely affected.

At present the rice-farming systems are under stress due to inadequate returns for the farmers and difficulty in coping with shocks due to climate, pests, and diseases, and prices for produce. There are government price-support mechanisms, fertilizer-subsidy schemes, and crop insurance schemes, but the levels of the supports are modest and often do not effectively reach the farmers.

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@inbook{zu02000c,
  author={Zubair, L. and Nissanka, S. P. and Weerakoon, W. M. W. and Herath, D. I. and Karunaratne, A. S. and Prabodha, A. S. M. and Agalawatte, M. B. and Herath, R. M. and Yahiya, S. Z. and Punyawardene, B. V. R. and Vishwanathan, J. and Delpitiya, P. and Wijekoon, A. E. N. and Gunaratna, J. and Chandrasekara, S. S. K. and Wickramagamage, P. and Weerasinghe, K. D. N. and Navaratne, C. M. and Perera, R. S. and Gunesekara, A. I. and Kumara, G. M. P. and Wallach, D. and Valdivia, R. O. and McDermid, S. P.},
  editor={Rosenzweig, C. and Hillel, D.},
  title={Climate change impacts on rice farming systems in northwestern Sri Lanka},
  booktitle={Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments, Part 2},
  year={2015},
  pages={315--352},
  publisher={Imperial College Press},
  address={London},
  series={ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3},
  doi={10.1142/9781783265640_0022},
}

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TY  - CHAP
ID  - zu02000c
AU  - Zubair, L.
AU  - Nissanka, S. P.
AU  - Weerakoon, W. M. W.
AU  - Herath, D. I.
AU  - Karunaratne, A. S.
AU  - Prabodha, A. S. M.
AU  - Agalawatte, M. B.
AU  - Herath, R. M.
AU  - Yahiya, S. Z.
AU  - Punyawardene, B. V. R.
AU  - Vishwanathan, J.
AU  - Delpitiya, P.
AU  - Wijekoon, A. E. N.
AU  - Gunaratna, J.
AU  - Chandrasekara, S. S. K.
AU  - Wickramagamage, P.
AU  - Weerasinghe, K. D. N.
AU  - Navaratne, C. M.
AU  - Perera, R. S.
AU  - Gunesekara, A. I.
AU  - Kumara, G. M. P.
AU  - Wallach, D.
AU  - Valdivia, R. O.
AU  - McDermid, S. P.
ED  - Rosenzweig, C.
ED  - Hillel, D.
PY  - 2015
TI  - Climate change impacts on rice farming systems in northwestern Sri Lanka
BT  - Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments, Part 2
T3  - ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3
SP  - 315
EP  - 352
DO  - 10.1142/9781783265640_0022
PB  - Imperial College Press
CY  - London
ER  -

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