The assessment of effects of climatic variations on agriculture: a summary of results from studies in semi-arid regions

Parry M & Carter T (1988). The assessment of effects of climatic variations on agriculture: a summary of results from studies in semi-arid regions. In: The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture. pp. 9-60 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-2965-4 DOI:10.1007/978-94-009-2965-4_1.

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Abstract

In 1982 and 1983 there occurred the most pronounced El Niño event ever recorded. In Northeast Brazil the total gross product of agriculture in 1983 was almost 16% below normal. In this drought-prone region 1983 was the fifth successive year of below-average rainfall, which contributed to the progressive worsening of living conditions of about 12 million nordestinos. Although the Brazilian government spent the equivalent of US $ 1778 m in emergency programs over 1979-1983, assisting about 2.5 million people with employment in public works, there was widespread hardship and extensive migration both from farms to towns in the region and out of the region itself.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 08:50
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 08:50
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13037

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