Climate Effects


During the dry, or winter season from around June to September, many farmers in the Rufiji Basin grow irrigated rice. Climate change can be expected to impact this rice production. The dry season is cooler than the rainy season and with the projected future warming temperatures, rice yields would be expected to improve. The rice simulations for the dry season assumed supplemental irrigation water as needed, so the rice would not experience water deficits. Temperature changes would have the largest impact on yields.


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