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News Morocco: Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture

A study conducted by FAO together with the World Bank, the Morocco Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries and several other national institutions, assessed the impact of climate change on Moroccan agriculture toward the end of the 21st century.

The detailed study covers fifty crops, major agroecological zones, and several climate change scenarios. The first results of the study on the projected future agricultural production focus on:

  • Agricultural adaptation capacity
  • Uncertainties related to methodology
  • Future availability of crop varieties with higher water use efficiencies.

The approach adopted for the assessment of impact of climate change on crop yields is based on the experience of FAO in establishing and operating real time crop yield forecasting systems in a number of countries worldwide in a food security context. The study is the second phase of the project led by World Bank and the Morocco on the adaptation to climate change in the agriculture sector.

To download the presentation of the findings of the project carried-out at a side event during World Food Day in Rome, in French, click here.

Contact information Environment, Climate Change and Bioenergy Division (NRC) / Interdepartmental Working Group (IDWG) on Climate Change (email: ; ;
News type Inbrief
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Source of information FAO
Keyword(s) climate change
Geographical coverage Morocco
News date 01/12/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH