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  • Monday, September 17, 2018

    Changing Climate Would Hit World’s Farmers Hard

    UN report identifies where global harvests will rise and fall by 2050; A UN study has identified which farmers will win or lose as the planet warms.

    David Reid, September 17, 2018 (CNBC)

    “…[F]armers in different parts of the world can expect yields to either rise or fall over the next three decades…[D]eclines are forecast to be most obvious in West Africa and India where farming yield could fall by as much as 2.9 and 2.6 percent respectively…[Higher temperatures in higher latitude regions will increase harvest for] Canada (2.5 percent) and Russia (0.9 percent) and…even parts of Finland could soon be warm enough to produce cereal…[according to The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2018 from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization]…South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are identified as at highest risk economically as much of the present employment and national income in those areas are derived from small-scale agriculture…[U]neven climate change effects risks reversing decades of progress in reducing the divide between developed and developing countries and could lead to significant falls in the gross domestic product (GDP) of areas worst affected…” click here for more

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