Climate change, supermodels and uncertainty

21 February, 2012 by (comments)

Accurately predicting tomorrow’s weather is notoriously difficult. So what are we to make of climate change studies that make predictions for 50 years’ time? According to three new reports from the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program, the models commonly used for predicting future climates were pretty wide of the mark when they were testedRead More …

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Climate change and tea: Wake-up call for Uganda

2 August, 2011 by (comments)

A new CIAT climate change report – released today – has found that rising temperatures could seriously affect tea production in Uganda. Tea is a major export crop in the country, with the majority of the leaves destined for high-value and Fairtrade markets, predominantly in the UK, but also elsewhere in Europe, and the Middle East. The report revealsRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Regions

Kenyan tea and climate change: trouble brewing

26 May, 2011 by (comments)

CIAT climate predictions redraw the map of one of the country’s most important cash crops. Thousands of smallholder farmers in Kenya could be forced to abandon tea production if new climate predictions for the country come true. New CIAT research shows that many current tea producing areas in the country face “serious” challenges in the coming years, and willRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Regions