Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Authored by:
Thornton, Philip
Edited by: 
Sebastian, Kate
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Publication Date: 
2014
Book Title: 
Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development: Revealing Agriculture's Place in Africa
Page Range: 
56-57
ISBN: 
978-0-89629-846-0
DOI: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.2499/9780896298460
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

Abstract

Projections show that climate changes between now and the 2050s may significantly affect the length of growing periods (LGP) in Africa. LGP, expressed as number of days per year, is a metric that integrates rainfall, temperature, and some soil conditions to determine when crops grow in certain areas.

Citation

Thornton, Philip (2014) "Impacts of Climate Change on Length of Growing Period," Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development: Revealing Agriculture's Place in Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Additional Attributes

Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Keywords: Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Crop Production, Growing Seasons, Maps