شعبة الأسواق والتجارة

Adapting to climate change in the tropical fruit industry: a technical guide for avocado producers and exporters

Year of publication2024
AuthorFAO
PublisherFAO
AbstractClimate change is impacting global food production systems, making the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population more difficult than ever before. The tropical fruit sector is particularly at risk from the negative impacts of climate change driven by rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and associated challenges such as water stress and increased pests and diseases. This poses significant risks for the long-term sustainability of production and trade of important tropical fruits including avocados. Recognizing these challenges, the Responsible Fruits Project has developed this technical guide on climate change adaptation for the avocado export industry. The guide is for producers and exporters of avocado who are interested in learning more about climate change in the context of their own business systems. It was developed through a consultative process with avocado companies and producer organizations participating in the Responsible Fruits Project. The purpose of this technical guide is to: • provide up-to-date information on recent and predicted climate change effects and trends in key avocado producing and exporting countries; • identify climate change risks and impacts on the production and trade of avocado; • identify adaptation practices and recommendations that may help to address these risks, minimize negative impacts and build resilience; • share good practices adopted by companies to address specific climate-related production risks in a sustainable manner; and • identify gaps in information, research and technical solutions needed to strengthen the availability and adoption of adaptation practices.
Available inEnglish
 
ThemeResponsible Global Value Chains or Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains
Product typeBook (stand-alone)
SeriesResponsible Fruits Project
ISBN978-92-5-138538-8
Areas of workEmerging Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Keywordsclimate change; impact assessment; tropical fruits; avocados; crop production; trade; weather hazards; climate change adaptation; climate resilience; good practices; strategies