Wed, 05/08/2019
C. Leigh Anderson
Alison Cullen
David Coomes
Elan Ebeling
Nina Forbes
Adam Hayes
Namrata Kolla
Emma Weaver

In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable to climatic changes, and the observed shocks and stresses associated with these changes impact agricultural systems in many ways. This research brief offers findings on observed or measured changes in precipitation, temperature or both, on five biophysical pathways and systems including variable or changing growing seasons, extreme events, biotic stressors, plant species density, richness and range, impacts to streamflow, and impacts on crop yield. These findings are the result of a review of relevant documents cited in Kilroy (2015), references included in the IPCC draft Special Report on Food Security, and targeted searches from 2015 - present for South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Type of Research: 
Research Brief
Research Topic Category: 
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods
Environment & Climate Change
Smallholder Farmers
Geographic focus: 
South Asia Region and Selected Countries
Sub-Saharan Africa

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