How climate change will impact agricultural productivity in Central America and the Andean Region

Climate change poses a significant global threat to food security and nutrition, largely through its impacts on agricultural production. To help developing countries identify where adaptation measures are most needed, IFPRI conducted a multiyear study to assess the potential impact of climate change on the agriculture sector through 2050, considering the likely landscape of political and economic challenges that policy makers will face.

The study integrated results from climate and economic models, and included detailed biophysical and bioeconomic analyses of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica in Central America and Colombia and Peru in the Andean Region of South America. The discussion papers for each country and other supporting information can be found on the IFPRI website.

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