S136 Effect of Extreme Weather Disasters on Global Rice Production

Sunday, 6 January 2019
Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Thierno A Barry, NSF-REU, New York, NY; and E. Najafi and I. Pal

In recent decades, crops have experienced yield decrease due to extreme weather disasters (EWD). Understanding the influence of extreme weather disasters can help nations to mitigate its negative impacts more efficiently across the globe. In this research, we synthesized national rice production losses globally based on reported extreme weather disasters. Data of yield, area harvested, and production quantity are collected from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations website, while the extreme weather disasters data are gathered from Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). We explored the linkages between drought, extreme heat, flood, and extreme cold on global rice production from 1964-2010. Our results show that there is a large association between EWD and rice production.
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