South Asian countries could experience a 10 to 18 per cent reduction in yields of rice crops by 2050, a study showed. Photo: Handout
South Asian countries could experience a 10 to 18 per cent reduction in yields of rice crops by 2050, a study showed. Photo: Handout

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

  • A study by researchers from CUHK and University of Exeter showed that yields of maize, soybeans, wheat and rice could fall by up to 22 per cent by 2050
  • The FAO’s rice index, which tracks global rice prices, rose to a one-year high in May, gaining 6.5 per cent since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

South Asian countries could experience a 10 to 18 per cent reduction in yields of rice crops by 2050, a study showed. Photo: Handout
South Asian countries could experience a 10 to 18 per cent reduction in yields of rice crops by 2050, a study showed. Photo: Handout
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