Evidence of the changing climatic scenarios in African agro-ecologies

Publication date: 
1 October 2014
Author: 
Oliver Crespo with N. Zinyengere, M. Kamanga, S. Hachigonta, M. Tadross
Organisation: 
University of Cape Town

Key messages: Climate is changing; Temperature increases, no doubt, with extremes and frequency beyond experience; Rainfall changes are unclear, possible rainy season length reduction. Current cropping systems will "mostly" decline: Critically in semi-arid areas; Locale conditions can see the opposite happen. Adaptation is required to avoid crisis and take advantage of opportunities.