Author:Patricia S. Mesquita, Marcel Bursztyn, Hannah Wittman
Subject: Rural Development
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Abstract: Climate change and variability are among the main threats to socio-ecological sustainability in many semi-arid regions. High levels of social vulnerability in the northeast of Brazil make this region one of the most susceptible to the impacts of climate change in the country. Within the region, the state of Ceará is one of the most vulnerable to the foreseen climatic impacts (PBMC, 2013). The year 2012 was marked by a long and severe drought that affected millions of people, primarily due to the significant decrease in agricultural production yields and the death of cattle.

keywords: Climate Variability, Semi-arid Brazil, Food Insecurity, Agricultural Production, Adjustment, Perceived Changes
Date Publication: 09/05/2014 - 17:08
Type/Issue: One Pager / 260
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English