Global climate change impacts on crop production in Hungary

Marton Jolankai, Marta Birkás

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Global climate change is one of the major issues today. There is a continuous rise in temperature escorted by the increasing frequencies of weather anomalies. In Hungary two facts can be observed: the ascending levels of temperature rise, with a magnitude of 1°C and the annual precipitation decrease. Human activities are significantly altering the natural carbon cycle. Long-term rise in atmospheric CO2 affects crop production regarding both adaptation and mitigation. The negative effects of climate change can be limited by changing crops and crop varieties, improved water-management and irrigation systems, adapted plant nutrition, protection and tillage practices, and better watershed management and land-use planning. The global potential of carbon sequestration through crop production, land use and soil management practices may offset one-fourth to one-third of the annual increase in atmospheric CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalAgriculturae Conspectus Scientificus
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007



  • Carbon sequestration
  • Climate change
  • Crop production
  • Soil condition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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