Climate change to reduce global crop yields by a fifth, with South Asia most at risk

Global food crop yields could fall by a fifth by 2050 due to ground-level ozone pollution and climate change, a new study has found.

South Asian countries – some of which are among the world’s largest rice producers, could experience a 10 to 18 per cent reduction in crop yields by 2050, and as much as 40 per cent by 2100.


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