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The World Bank assessed the possible effects of climate change on Ukraine’s agricultural sector

By the middle of the XXI century under the influence of various factors, including climate change, the yields of major crops in Ukraine will decrease.

Such a forecast was provided by the World Bank, reports “ProAgro Group” referring to UNIAN.

“Until the middle of the century due to various factors, including climate change, there will be a decrease in yields of the main crops in Ukraine, including barley, corn and sunflower. However, the yield of winter wheat in the north and north-west of Ukraine by 2050 may increase by 20-40 percent compared to 2010,” the forecast says.

It is also predicted that areas suitable for the cultivation of spruce, beech, pine and oak, the key wood species in Ukraine, will be significantly reduced. With climate change, the threat of wildfires and a significant spread of some insect species is likely to grow.

“Temperatures may rise by more than 4 °C by the end of the 21st century, with wetter winters and drier summers, with significant variations in different regions of Ukraine. It is predicted that by the end of the century there will be a sharp annual increase in the number of tropical nights and hot days in the southern steppe. Rising summer temperatures could lead to heat waves and increased aridity in southern and eastern Ukraine. It is predicted that even with some climate mitigation measures, the number of frosty days and nights in the southern region will decrease,” the World Bank said.

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