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Droughts and Floods in Malawi Assessing the Economywide Effects

This study estimates impacts from and identifies policy responses to extreme climate events, especially the economy wise impacts of abnormal hydrometeorological events (droughts and floods-related crop production losses in Malawi), in order to design appropriate agricultural and development strategies. It provides partial biophysical impacts of flood and drought events of different severities, and further attach a statistical probability of occurrence to each event of given severity, making it a useful planning tool by adding a probability distribution to the range of possible weather events and their impacts. It also simulates drought mitigation scenarios involving more widespread adoption of drought-resistant maize varieties. 
Author: International Food Policy Research Institute
Language: English
Pubished By: International Food Policy Research Institute
Pubished date: 2010

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