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publié dans Ressources le 7 août 2020

Article – Farmers’ responses to warming early in growing seasons can affect yields

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Most of the time, conversations about the impacts of climate change on crop yields focus on the resilience (or lack thereof) of the crops themselves. Often missing from these conversations is the critical role that farmers play. Farmers make decisions throughout the growth cycle, adjusting practices and inputs to changing conditions, that can have major impacts on the yield of their crops, and climate can affect these decisions. This article comes from a new paper, published in The Economic Journal, examines this relationship between weather and farmer behavior. The authors found that farmers increase defensive investments on loss-reducing inputs such as pesticides, which diverts resources from productivity-enhancing technologies like fertilizer.

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Most of the time, conversations about the impacts of climate change on crop yields focus on the resilience (or lack thereof) of the crops themselves. Often missing from these conversations is the critical role that farmers play. Farmers make decisions throughout the growth cycle, adjusting practices and inputs to changing conditions, that can have major impacts on the yield of their crops, and climate can affect these decisions. This article comes from a new paper, published in The Economic Journal, examines this relationship between weather and farmer behavior. The authors found that farmers increase defensive investments on loss-reducing inputs such as pesticides, which diverts resources from productivity-enhancing technologies like fertilizer.

Read the article : here

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