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Trading on Climate Change

Tanzania might benefit from unexpected trade opportunities resulting from climate change—but the country must enact policies to take advantage of them.

 

The specter of global climate change has many farmers in sub-Saharan Africa worried. They rely on rainfall to water their crops, irrigation not being a common practice. With climate change threatening to increase average temperatures and alter rainfall patterns, maize production in the region is expected to drop 22 percent by mid-century.

But climate change won’t affect countries in the same way. According to a new analysis, Tanzania might benefit from unexpected trade opportunities...


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