5, September, 2014
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Climate Change in Central and South America: Recent Trends, Future Projections, and Impacts on Regional Agriculture

This new and extensive study from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) models future climate projections up to year 2100 and takes a close look at how Central and South America's most commonly grown crops will be affected by rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall.

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This report investigates the climate of two target regions of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS): Central and South America (CA and SA, respectively). The report assesses the implications of climate change for agriculture, with a particular focus on those aspects of climate change that will have greatest impact on the crops currently grown in each region. The study investigated the ability of General Circulation Models (GCMs) and downscaled climate change scenarios to reproduce already observed climates, to establish the reliability of future climate projections, as well as projections of how associated crops might grow under future conditions.
 
 

Authors: Jose A Marengo, Sin Chan Chou, Roger R Torres, Angelica Giarolla, Lincoln M Alves, Andre Lyra
Orginal publication date: September 2014
Publisher:  CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

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