EDRI Research Report 21: Climate Modeling of the Impact of Climate Change on Sugarcane and Cotton for Project on ‘a Climate Resilient Production of Cotton and Sugar in Ethiopia

Abstract

The research carried out to determine the effect of climate change on the sugarcane and cotton growing areas namely Central Rift Valley region of Ethiopia (Wonji, Metehara…) and Northwestern Lowlands (Metema, Humera and Quara…) gives result on the expected changes and/or variability of key climatic parameters – rainfall and temperature. The following are the salient methodologies, findings and recommendations.