Recipes for Change validation report: Guatemalan Rice and Beans recipe
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Norman J. 2015. Recipes for Change validation report: Guatemalan rice and beans. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
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The main climate risks to rice cultivation in Guatemala are: (i) increased average and extreme temperatures, (ii) an intensification of climatic variability, and (iii) continued or enhanced incidence of extreme weather events, primarily heavy rainfall and drought. The key adaptation measures for managing the foreseen impacts of climate change within the region upon cultivation of key grains such as rice include: (i) improved cropping practices, (ii) improved water resource management and (iii) identification of future suitable areas for basic grains cultivation. CCAFS validates the climate threats and solutions highlighted in the IFAD statements below. IFAD-identified climate threats to rice: Increased temperatures Changes in growing seasons Increased incidence of extreme weather events ASAP solutions: Improved farm management encourages more sustainable practices with yields maintained or even increased Better crop storage to protect against extreme weather Improved water storage to overcome changes in growing seasons.