Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Yields Müller, Christoph Bondeau, Alberte Popp, Alexander Waha, Katharina Fader, Marianela 2012-06-26T15:37:21Z 2012-06-26T15:37:21Z 2010
dc.description.abstract Projections of future crop yields are highly uncertain. At global to regional scale, CO2 fertilization has the potential to generally increase crop yields on current crop land. However, it is highly unlikely that yield increases due to CO2 fertilization will be fully achieved in most regions, as long term positive effects are subject to scientific debate and increased yield levels require also adaptations in management. Differences in climate patterns are a major source of uncertainty in local and national yield projections, as especially precipitation patterns differ considerably between GCMs. The range of modeled impacts on yields therefore is only an indication on the locations susceptibility to climate change and for the necessity of adaptation measures. Future food demand will only be met if improved management and technological change will be able to increase crop yields considerably or if agricultural land is expanded. Even the most optimistic projections on future crop yields lead to decreasing food self-sufficiency ratios in most regions. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject World Development Report 2010
dc.title Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Yields en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.globalpractice Agriculture
okr.globalpractice Environment and Natural Resources
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative Europe and Central Asia
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean
okr.topic Agriculture
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Environment
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