Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production in Latin America

Rainfall increases are expected in many parts of the continent, but yet again it is Central America and Caribbean countries that are predicted to receive the greatest reductions in precipitation

Andy Jarvis; Julian Ramirez; Osana Bonilla-Findji; Emmanuel Zapata

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • Rainfall increases are expected in many parts of the continent, but yet again it is Central America and Caribbean countries that are predicted to receive the greatest reductions in precipitation
  • These changes do require the urgent definition of adaptation actions to cope with negative impacts
  • Research must work towards better estimations of impacts on crop production, whilst crop specialists must examine different adaptation options to address the specific issues
  • Given the high heterogeneity in production landscapes in Latin America, multiple adaptation measures must be developed and implemented in a site-specific manner

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