Climate Change to Cause 38 Percent Decline in Zimbabwean Agricultural Income
Farm incomes in Zimbabwe are expected to decline by as much as 38 percent by 2050, as temperatures soar 3,4 percent in what would be an unprecedented catastrophe for agriculture, according to a new study.
The study by Science Direct shows the extent of damage that climate change will have on rain-fed agriculture in four Sub-Saharan African countries including South Africa, Cameroon and Ethiopia. Higher temperatures will cause annual rainfall to decline by 1,1 percent here.
It predicts agriculture commodities prices will rise 3 to 7 percent by mid-century across the four economies due to increased scarcity.