How Will Climate Change Shift Agro-Ecological Zones and Impact African Agriculture?

  title={How Will Climate Change Shift Agro-Ecological Zones and Impact African Agriculture?},
  author={Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert O Mendelsohn},
  journal={Environmental Economics},
The study develops a new method to measure the impacts of climate change on agriculture called the Agro-Ecological Zone (AEZ) Model. A multinomial logit is estimated to predict the probability of each AEZ in each district. The average percentage of cropland and average crop net revenue are calculated for each AEZ. Then an estimate of the amount of cropland in Africa and where it is located is provided. Using current conditions, the model calculates baseline values of cropland and crop net… Expand
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