Climate change affects agriculture in Egypt

The Egyptian Intergovernmental Panel on climate change found that the temperature rose, rainfall decreased and extreme temperature phenomena increased significantly this summer. Affected by climate change, Egypt’s mangoes and olives were hit hard, and the output of olive orchards and mango farms fell sharply in the first half of the year, which is one of the most serious years in decades. It is estimated that the olive yield in the harvest season decreased by about 60-80% and the mango yield decreased by 20-25%. Egypt is the world’s largest exporter of edible olives, accounting for almost a quarter of the global total. In 2020, the output of olive crops was 497000 tons, and so far this year, the output is only about 100000-200000 tons.

Source: China Agricultural Information Network

Post time: Sep-30-2021