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Abstract

Future climate will probably have an impact crop production and food security in developing countries. Though irrigation infrastructure is improved, the weather still plays and important role in agricultural productivity. Global Climate Models envision increase in temperature and precipitation in the coming century. This paper studies whether precipitation contribute to irrigation of cotton and winter wheat crops in the future climate scenarios. Paper focuses Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan as case study.

First Page

57

Last Page

61

References

[1]. Mendelson R. “The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Developing Countries”. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research. 2009. Vol. 1, No.1.

[2]. Semenov A, Stratonovich P. “Use of multi – model ensembles from global climate models for assessment of climate change impacts”. Climate Research. 2010; (41):10

[3]. “Emission Scenarios”. A Special Report of IPCC Working Group III. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2000

[4]. Daily Climate Date obtained from NOAA website: www.ncdc.noaa.gov

[5]. "Crop Evapotranspiration - Guidelines for computing crop water requirements”, FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper, No. 56. 2006.

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