In a Changing Climate, Erratic Rainfall Poses Growing Threat to Rural Poor, New Report Says

Outlet: ScienceDaily

September 6, 2010

Against a backdrop of extreme weather wreaking havoc around the world, a new report warns that increasingly erratic rainfall related to climate change will pose a major threat to food security and economic growth, especially in Africa and Asia, requiring increased investment in diverse forms of water storage as an effective remedy. “Millions of farmers in communities dependent on rainfed agriculture are at risk from decreasing and erratic availability of water…”