Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Brazil.

Impacts Agriculture

Central to Brazil’s economy, total agricultural output has more than doubled since the early 1990s, with the sector accounting for 5.5% of GDP in 2016 and employing approximately 18 million people, or 15% of the formally employed population in 2017. Climate risks threaten land availability and contribute to agricultural intensification, further driving deforestation and leading to soil erosion and deterioration. The Brazilian livestock industry is also at risk due to increased drought and temperature, particularly the beef sector, which accounts for 14% of the world’s beef output. Brazil’s robust fishing industry is likewise at risk from increased ocean temperatures and potentially changing currents. (USAID Climate Risk Profile, 2018)

This section provides insights into the climate change impacts on agricultural productivity indicators and the trends in agriculture related socio-economic indicators.

% change of crop yield projections
< -60% > 80%
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