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Effects on Agriculture - SLCPs, a Threat to Agricultural Productivity
SLCPs, especially tropospheric O3, detrimentally impact ecosystems including crop yields, and are affecting food security. Present day global relative yield losses due to tropospheric O3 exposure has been estimated for four major crops and range between 7-12% for wheat, 6-16% for soybean, 3-5% for rice and 3-5% for maize.
19 Jun 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
A photographic impression of the gradual changes in two ecosystem types
Globally, over 1,000 (87%) of a total of 1,226 threatened
bird species are impacted by agriculture.
More than 70 species are affected by agricultural
pollution, 27 of them seriously. Europe’s farmland
birds have declined by 48% in the past 26 years
(European Bird Census Council, 2008). Pesticides
and herbicides pose a threat to 37 threatened bird
species globally (BirdLife, 2008), in addition to
deleterious effects of agricultural chemica...
02 Feb 2009 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal