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Publication | 29 April 2021

Climate Change and Future Crop Suitability in Malawi

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The likely effects of climate change are not fully consistent between each of Malawi’s three regions and 28 districts, or the crops assessed. However, several general observations can be made. For example, all districts in the study area are predicted to experience increasing temperatures throughout the year, indicated by increased average monthly ‘Mean Temperature’ as well as average ‘Minimum Temperature’. Furthermore, all districts are predicted to experience increasing delays or inconsistencies in the onset of rainfall, and an overall decrease in the annual and seasonal precipitation between the present day and the ‘Mid-Century’ future (defined by the period ~2040–2069).