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Record number 332940
Title Climate change and drought risks for agriculture
Author(s) Verhagen, J.; Put, M.; Zaal, F.; Keulen, H. van
Source In: The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands / Dietz, A.J., Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publishers (Environment & Policy 39) - ISBN 9781402019524 - p. 49 - 59.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-2158-5_6
Department(s) Agrosystems
Plant Production Systems
PE&RC
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) landbouwklimatologie - neerslag - droogte - west-afrika - afrika ten zuiden van de sahara - agroclimatology - precipitation - drought - west africa - africa south of sahara
Categories Agrohydrology / Climatology
Abstract Changes in rainfall patterns and risk of crop failure are discussed in this chapter. Agriculture is by far the most important economic activity in the region. The success of this economic activity relies heavily on water availability during the growing season. For rainfed production systems timing and the amount of precipitation determine to a large extent the success of the growing season. The projected changes in the variability and total amount of rainfall are expected to worsen the situation.
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