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Farmers Need To Get ‘Climate To Prep For What’s Ahead

participate in a CGIAR climate workshop on how to interpret seasonal forecasts in Kaffrine, Senegal.

The top experts on global warming their latest predictions week for how rising temperatures change our lives, and in particular, they mean for the production of .

The report, sadly, is massive and hard to digest. Our hats go off to the folks at the Consultative Group on Agricultural Research (CGIAR), who it with easy-to-read infographics on to expect over the next decades.

The bottom line: Climate probably will hurt production, raise food and increase hunger, especially in the

At the same time, those may not be inevitable. According to CGIAR, will be key.

hide In the 2030s, climate change affect food and farming strongly, particularly small-scale in countries.

In the 2030s, climate will affect food and more strongly, particularly in poor countries.

If you want to see more infographics this one, check out CGIAR put together on the 2010s and the .

Adaptation is climate-change jargon for that people can do to avoid the of rising temperatures, from higher seawalls to installing air

Even if you’re just about farming, the list of adaptations is long. It includes switching to crop varieties can better withstand high planting earlier to take of longer growing seasons, new insect pests, and building new infrastructure that will countries to move food to it is needed most.

International donors, including the Bank, are now pouring money research on climate smart . They’re trying out specific among farmers in 15 climate villages that have identified in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

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In one area of Senegal, for farmers are now getting more weather forecasts, delivered via Andy Jarvis. of the International for Tropical Agriculture. says forecasts are vitally important, farmers want to plant crops just as the rains and the true start of the rainy can’t be easily predicted.

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It may vary, from one year to the by a month or more, and farmers can be fooled into planting too by a small rain that’s not Jarvis says this is now expanding to reach more There’s a video about the here .

According to this week’s from the Intergovernmental Panel on Change, adaptive measures these offer significant — like boosting the yields of grain crops by an estimated 15 to 18 compared with current

At the same time, the report that if average temperatures increasing, farmers and consumers have to adapt in more ways. Farmers would be to grow different crops or leave their traditional areas, and consumers would to get used to an entirely new mix of foods.

Come 2030, we might have to develop a taste for biscuits.

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