Fact Sheet 2012–3070
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 significant decreases in rainfall and increases in air temperature across Chad, especially in the eastern part of the country. These analyses are based on quality-controlled station observations.
First posted June 21, 2012
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Funk, C., Rowland, J., Eilerts, G., Adoum, A. and White, L., 2012, A Climate Trend Analysis of Chad, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3070, 4 p.
Food Security Context: Drying Trends in Food Insecure Areas in Eastern Chad
Rainfall Declines in the 2000s
Much Warmer Air Temperatures
Population Pressure and Stagnating Agricultural Growth
A Convergence of Evidence
Some Implications for Food Security and Adaptations
Objectives and Methods