Helping the agriculture community adapt to a changing climate
- Long-term changes in precipitation, temperature and soil moisture will impact plant growth, as well as the prevalence and activity of crop pests.
- Extreme weather events will affect the stability of food supply.
- The frequency and intensity of heatwaves and droughts are projected to increase in the future, which may make crop losses more likely.
- The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is working to support the sector. C3S, which is implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the EU, is overseeing the development of a Sectoral Information System (SIS) for Global Agriculture that will provide data and tools to help crop researchers, international policymakers and agricultural consultancies to adapt to climate change and increasing climate variability.