Thursday, 26 November 2009

Tanzania has Just 20 Years to Adapt Agriculture to Climate Change

In the first study of its kind in East Africa (or rather a policy pointer of 2 pages) , published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the researchers stress that time is running out for Tanzania to adapt.

The researchers predict that impacts of climate change in Tanzania’s agriculture sector will reduce the nation’s total GDP by 0.6-1% by 2030. But they warn that unless there is meaningful adaptation in the sector this could rise to 5-68% by 2085 as greater climate shifts take hold and trigger a chain of impacts that spread through the economy like falling dominoes.

AllAfrica 01/10/2009 Nation Has Just 20 Years to Adapt Agriculture to Climate Change, Warn Economists
Policy brief September 2009 Cultivating Success - The Need to Climate-Proof Tanzanian Agriculture