Droughts are becoming more frequent, particularly in regions where smallholder farmers are already struggling to get good harvests and grow enough for their family’s needs. Last year the drought in East Africa hit the headlines with its heavy toll on human lives. Now it is the Sahel region that’s suffering.
How can we anticipate what damage changing weather patterns will have on food production on small farms where families are least equipped to survive massive crop losses? A group of experts on climate, agriculture and economics have come together to address this question through the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project, or AgMIP which aims to assess climate impacts on regional and global food security now and in the future.
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