Changes in rainfall patterns and risk of crop failure are discussed in this chapter. Agriculture is by far the most important economic activity in the region. The success of this economic activity relies heavily on water availability during the growing season. For rainfed production systems timing and the amount of precipitation determine to a large extent the success of the growing season. The projected changes in the variability and total amount of rainfall are expected to worsen the situation.
|Title of host publication||The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Name||Environment & Policy|
|Publisher||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
- west africa
- africa south of sahara