As changes in temperature and precipitation as part of global climate change threaten agricultural productivity and the capacity to feed the world’s population, policy makers are urged to rethink action plans to remedy the situation.
Global warming is projected to have significant impacts on conditions affecting agriculture, which include temperature, carbon dioxide, glacial run-off and precipitation. The overall effect of climate change on agriculture generally depends on the balance of these effects. With weather as a key factor in agricultural productivity, extreme weather patterns such as flooding or drought can wreak havoc on low-lying Southeast Asia which has been dubbed the “rice bowl” of the world.
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