Africa: Cassava Could Help Farmers Cope With Climate Change – Study


London — Cassava is likely to outperform other crops amid rising temperatures in sub-Saharan Africa, and could even become more productive, offering farmers a way to cope with change climate change, says a new scientific study.

Using 24 climate and crop models, researchers found the hardy root crop – a major staple food for more than 500 million Africans – is expected to grow better by 2030 in nearly all parts of sub-Saharan Africa if the region sees temperature increases of between 1.2 and 2 degrees Celsius and accompanying shifts in rainfall patterns.

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