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Friday, February 01, 2008

New Report: Climate 'could devastate crops'

Climate change could cause severe crop losses in South Asia and southern Africa over the next 20 years, a study in the journal Science says. The findings suggest southern Africa could lose more than 30% of its main crop, maize, by 2030. In South Asia losses of many regional staples, such as rice, millet and maize could top 10%, the report says. The effects in these two regions could be catastrophic without effective measures to adapt to climate change. More here.
Follow Up: Goyder's Line has held since the 1860's. Now farmers aren't so sure.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 1:01 PM


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