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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 67-74
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2011.67.74
 
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The Economic Impacts of Climate Change on the Rice Production in Malaysia

N. Vaghefi, M. Nasir Shamsudin, A. Makmom and M. Bagheri

Abstract:
This study attempts to estimate the potential impacts of climate change on the rice production in Malaysia. The crop model ORYZA 2000 was used to simulate rice yield of MR 219 variety in eight granary areas of Malaysia from 1999-2007. The model predicted a reduction in rice yield of 0.36 t ha-1 under the scenario of an increase in temperature by 2°C and at the current CO2 level of 383 ppm. With the reduction in rice yield, the economic loss to the Malaysian rice industry was estimated at RM162.531 million per year. Under the scenario of increase of CO2 concentration from 383 to 574 ppm and with 2°C rise in temperature, it can be predicted that there will also be a decline in rice yield by 0.69 t ha-1 and consequently the economic loss will be at RM299.145 million per year for the rice industry. With the above potential impacts, some adaptation and mitigation strategies to overcome the adverse effects of climate change on rice production were recommended.
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How to cite this article:

N. Vaghefi, M. Nasir Shamsudin, A. Makmom and M. Bagheri, 2011. The Economic Impacts of Climate Change on the Rice Production in Malaysia. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 6: 67-74.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2011.67.74

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2011.67.74

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