S127 Effect of Extreme Weather Disasters on Wheat Across the Globe During Last Few Decades

Sunday, 6 January 2019
Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Sharib Rizvi, CREST, New York, NY

The demand for food is increasing and due to population increase and climatic constraints such as droughts, floods, extreme heat and cold makes this issue more challenging to address. It is important to understand the impact of climate on crops because crops are directly related to climate as disturbance in climate can cause floods and droughts which aren’t good for crops. Among the climatic variables that impact crops, extreme cold, droughts and floods are of great importance and are affecting the agricultural production globally, hence, causing threat to global food security. In this study we collected historical data which includes annual yield, production and harvesting area. The climatic data includes extreme heat and cold, flood and other EWD (Extreme weather disasters). Our aim is to find in what way the climatic factors affect crop variables. We approached to get the relationship of all variables of a crop to all climatic variables. We worked on global yield of wheat grow all around the world and because it is the main ingredient in the most basic food, bread, and it has a unique production cycle when it comes to planting and harvesting season.
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