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Key Concepts

  • Crops
  • Impacts
  • Responses
  • Crop Models
  • Solutions
  • Cereals
  • Varieties
  • Cultivars
  • Irrigation
  • Adaptation Options


Cereal grains provide 50% of the daily caloric intake in sub-Saharan Africa. By 2050, the population of this region will more than double, and they will need to grow food on the same amount of arable land. Adaptation is crucial to evade the dire consequences of climate change on this increasingly important food supply. Use this Observable Notebook data tool to:

  • Explore the impact of climate change on key crops in sub-Saharan Africa compared to other parts of the world
  • Analyze specific projected changes to crops within particular sub-Saharan African countries and regions within them
  • Learn to what degree specific adaptation solutions can mitigate these changes

Interactive Preview — Africa's Staple Cereal Crops

Explore the projected impacts of climate change on important crops within specific countries, regions, and subregions.

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