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 Gabon.

Impacts Agriculture

The agricultural sector is particularly vulnerable to climate change, since it is highly weather dependent. In Gabon, the agricultural sector employs over 50% of the population and agricultural vulnerability to climate change is of significant concern to the country, especially as only 5% of the heavily forested country is arable and currently used for plantation and subsistence farming. Changes in temperature and precipitation are expected to impact the physical, chemical and biological composition of the country’s soil. Agricultural productivity is expected to decrease under a medium warming scenario. Additionally, increased rainfall may result in erosion for some areas and changing soil quality and moisture may also alter the balance of micro-organisms.

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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