Title: Methodologies used to assess the impacts of climate change in agricultural economics: a rapid review

Authors: Thomas Bournaris; Christina Moulogianni; George Vlontzos; Ioannis Georgilas

Addresses: Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece ' Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece ' Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Development, University of Thessaly, 38446 Volos, Greece ' Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract: Studies of climate change impacts on agriculture are always used by the policy makers to plan their future policies. The European Union increased the efforts to measure the impact of the policies, but impact assessment has always been a difficult field of study for all research areas. Many methodologies and tools have been applied for assessing the impacts on climate change in agriculture. This paper presents the findings of a literature review on studies in the field of impact assessment of climate change impacts on agricultural economics. A two-stage analysis was conducted. In the first stage, studies are analysed and classified using different criteria. At the second stage of this paper, the methodologies used to assess the impacts of climate change are analysed. The results are provided by a rapid review in the literature from 2010 to 2020. The main findings of the research were that mathematical modelling and scenario analysis were the most common methodologies used as standalone methods or in combination with other methods.

Keywords: climate change; agricultural economics; rapid review; impact assessment; methodologies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2021.10041075

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2021 Vol.7 No.4, pp.253 - 269

Received: 06 Apr 2021
Accepted: 03 Jun 2021

Published online: 22 Mar 2022 *

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