Climate change 'to bring mixed bag' for European agriculture
Friday December 09 2011
The UK could see 90% of its agricultural land become significantly more productive for certain crops by 2100, a new study has predicted, while human-induced climate change will cause crop yields to drop across the EU overall - especially in the Mediterranean.
Spain could see 90% of its cropland become less suitable for agriculture in a century's time - when droughts are to become twice as frequent in Southern Europe, research by the UK Met Office has estimated.
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