Effects of climate change Food and agriculture

The changing climate directly affects food production and could increase costs.
The changing climate directly affects food production and could increase costs. With increasing temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns, crop yields in some locations may improve, while in others they may decline.
Overall, the negative impacts of climate change will outweigh the positive ones. The yields of major crops like wheat, rice, and corn will decrease in many regions of the world.
More frequent droughts and floods will make food production more difficult for farm- ers. They may have to completely alter how they approach agriculture in the case of drastic climate change by growing different crops, changing irrigation practices, and using greater quantities of chemical pesticides.
In addition, increasing ocean temperatures associated with climate change will impact fisheries, which are important to both the food supply and economies of many countries. Furthermore, these effects will take place at the same time as global demand for food is increasing, which together can contribute to rising food prices.

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Created with images by gurdonark - "cornfield, McKinney, Texas" • Hans - "spike wheat cereals" • Mara ~earth light~ free potential - "Cornfield" • ulleo - "harvest corn harvest autumn" • Gellinger - "corn cornfield sun" • StateofIsrael - "Agriculture"

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