Author: Dr Jillian Lenné

Climate change, crop plant diseases and future food production

Dr Jillian Lenné
Over the next 100 years, with increasing levels of CO 2 and O 3 , global temperatures are predicted to rise by 2°to 4 °C. Extreme weather events such as drought, heat waves and erratic rainfall patterns are also likely to become more common. Changes in climate will affect different parts of world agriculture in different ways. Rising temperatures in tropical regions will be detrimental to crop production. In marginal, semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, crop production …