Africa / Climate Change / ILRI

Climate change to make one million sq km of African farmland unproductive

Nearly one million square kilometers of farmland in Africa could become unproductive as a result of the effects of Climate Change, a new study has found.

The study conducted by researchers from the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the United Kingdom’s Waen Associates and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has found that by 2050, hotter conditions, coupled with shifting rainfall patterns, could make anywhere from 500,000 to one million square kilometers of marginal African farmland no longer able to support even a subsistence level of food crops.

Read more … (Ghana Business News)

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