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Projected impacts of climate change

Year: 2009 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global climate change may impact food production across a range of pathways (Figure 17): 1) By changing overall growing conditions (general rainfall distribution, temperature regime and carbon); 2) By inducing more extreme weather such as floods, drought and storms; and 3) By increasing extent, type and frequency of infestations, including that of invasive alien species (dealt with in a separate section).
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Trends in world agricultural exports
Selected drought events in Africa, 1981-1999, and livestock impacts
Trends in productivity 1981-2003 (greening and land degradation)
An increasing number of countries are leasing land abroad to sustain and secure their food production
Possible individual ranges of yield and cropland area losses by 2050
FAO Food price index (FFPI)
Biofuels production 2005, by country (ethanol and biodiesel)
Potential for cropland expansion