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Weather dilemma for African maize

Nature Climate Change volume 1, pages 2728 (2011) | Download Citation

The impact of climate change on food production remains uncertain, particularly in the tropics. Research that exploits the results of historical crop trials indicates that Africa's maize crop could be at risk of significant yield losses.

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  1. Maximilian Auffhammer is at the University of California, Berkeley Agricultural and Resource Economics and the National Bureau of Economic Research, 207 Giannini Hall, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

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