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Agriculture and Trade Opportunities for Tanzania: Past Volatility and Future Climate Changerode_

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Agriculture and Trade Opportunities for Tanzania: Past Volatility and Future Climate Changerode_

July 13, 2012

Authors:
Syud Amer Ahmed, Noah Diffenbaugh, Thomas W. Hertel, William J. Martin

The economy of one of the world's least-developed countries could actually benefit from climate change by increasing exports of corn to the U.S. and other nations, according to a study by researchers including Stanford Woods Institute Center Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh. The study,
shows that Tanzania, an African country better known for safaris and Mt. Kilimanjaro has the potential to substantially increase its maize exports and take advantage of higher commodity prices with a variety of trading partners due to predicted dry and hot weather that could affect those countries' usual sources for the crop.