Fact Sheet 2012–3105
This brief report, drawing from a multi-year effort by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), identifies modest declines in rainfall, accompanied by increases in air temperatures. These analyses are based on quality-controlled station observations.
First posted August 31, 2012
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Funk, Chris, Rowland, Jim, Adoum, Alkhalil, Eilerts, Gary, and White, Libby, 2012, A climate trend analysis of Mali: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3105, 4 p.
Food Security Context
Rainfall Recovery Has Stalled in the 2000s
Much Warmer Air Temperatures
Divergent Climate Trends
Population Growth Has Been Matched by Agricultural Development
Some Implications For Food Security and Adaptation
Objectives and Methods