ICARDA Scientists Study the Impact of Climate Change on Crop Production and Its Consequences on Human Health
Around the world, especially in dry areas, agricultural practices are affected by climate change and water availability. The shift in rainfall patterns, growing seasons, and extreme temperatures, sometimes occurring altogether, significantly impacts farming and yield production, with brutal consequences on human health resulting from food insecurity and lower income for rural communities. To strengthen the resilience of farmers affected by climate change, ICARDA studies the patterns and trends of these climatic changes.
Recent research by ICARDA scientists and national partners published in Springer Link outlines the Impact of Climate Change on Crop Production and Its Consequences on Human Health. The team used geoinformatics science-based big data and machine learning to quantify the impact of climate change on crops and production.