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The Rainfall Factor of Climate Change Effects on the Agricultural Environment: A Review

Olumuyiwa Idowu Ojo1 and Masengo Francois Ilunga1
  • 1 University of South Africa, South Africa
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 14 No. 10, 2017, 930-937

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2017.930.937

Submitted On: 13 May 2017 Published On: 26 October 2017

How to Cite: Ojo, O. I. & Ilunga, M. F. (2017). The Rainfall Factor of Climate Change Effects on the Agricultural Environment: A Review. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 14(10), 930-937. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2017.930.937

Abstract

The study of the climatic elements is vital for sustainable development of agriculture of a region. Particularly, rainfall temporal analyses for trends, fluctuations and periodicities are necessary as such can indirectly furnish the status of an environment. A trend may be quite instructive for different segments of the human and natural systems. Extreme weather events that can lead to events such as drought, prolonged heat spell and flooding while these can be accessed through the statistical analysis of a region’s temporal rainfall regime. The global concern on the apparent deterioration in all of the earth’s natural systems, particularly the climate sub-system and global warming with climate change pandemic renders credence to trend and periodicity analyses of climatic elements. This paper therefore did a review of studies of cases of climate change effects on the agricultural environment with emphasis on rainfall, as an important factor.

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Keywords

  • Climate Change
  • Rainfall Factor
  • Agriculture
  • Environment