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The impact of climate change on cropland productivity: evidence from satellite based products at the river basin scale in Africa

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  • Elodie Blanc
  • Eric Strobl

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We investigate the effect of climate change on crop productivity in Africa using satellite derived data on land use and net primary productivity (NPP) at a small river basin scale, distinguishing between the impact of local and upper-catchment weather. Regression results show that both of these are determining factors of local cropland productivity. These estimates are then combined with climate change predictions obtained from two general circulation models (GCMs) under two greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) assumptions to evaluate the impact of climate change by 2100. For some scenarios significant decreases are predicted over the northern and southern parts of Africa. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Climatic Change.

Volume (Year): 117 (2013)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 873-890

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Handle: RePEc:spr:climat:v:117:y:2013:i:4:p:873-890

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  1. Blanc, Elodie & Strobl, Eric, 2013. "Is small better ? a comparison of the effect of large and small dams on cropland productivity in South Africa," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6567, The World Bank.

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