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author = {Msowoya, K and Madani, K and Davtalab, R and Mirchi, A and Lund, JR},
doi = {10.1007/s11269-016-1487-3},
journal = {Water Resources Management},
pages = {5299--5312},
title = {Climate change impacts on maize production in the warm heart of Africa},
url = {},
volume = {30},
year = {2016}

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AB - Agriculture is the mainstay of economy in Malawi - the warm heart ofAfrica. It employs 85 % of the labour force, and produces one third of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 90 % of foreign exchange earnings. Maize farming covers over 92 % of Malawi’s agricultural land and contributes over 54 % of national caloric intake. With a subtropical climate and ~99 % rainfed agriculture, Malawi reliesheavily on precipitation for its agricultural production. Given the significance of rainfed maize for the nation’s labour force and GDP, we have investigated climatechange effects on this staple crop. We show that rainfed maize production in the Lilongwe District, the largest maize growing district in Malawi, may decrease up to 14 % by mid-century due to climate change, rising to as much as 33 % loss by the century’s end. These declines can substantially harm Malawi’s food production and socioeconomic status. Supplemental irrigation, crop diversification and natural conservation methods are promising adaptation strategies to improve Malawi’s food security and socioeconomic stability.
AU - Msowoya,K
AU - Madani,K
AU - Davtalab,R
AU - Mirchi,A
AU - Lund,JR
DO - 10.1007/s11269-016-1487-3
EP - 5312
PY - 2016///
SN - 1573-1650
SP - 5299
TI - Climate change impacts on maize production in the warm heart of Africa
T2 - Water Resources Management
UR -
UR -
VL - 30
ER -