Farmers have to adjust to these changes by adapting their seeds and usual production systems to an unpredictable situation. Droughts and floods are leading to crop failures, increasing the number of people going hungry in the world. Studies predict a decline in global farm output of 3 to 16% by 2080. In tropical regions, global warming is likely to lead to a serious decline in agriculture (up to 50% in Senegal and 40% in India) and to the acceleration of farmland turning into desert. On the other hand, huge areas in Russia and Canada will turn into crop land for the first time in human history, yet it is still unknown how these regions will be able to grow crops.
- Production Date 2009-12-20
- Language English
- Media Format Web Link
- Program Theme Sustaining foodways & livelihoods
- Communication Issue Areas Agrobiodiversity & Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change