The Impact of Natural Disasters and Climate Change on Agriculture: An Empirical Analysis
Keywords:Economic Growth, Natural Disasters, Rainfall, Sustainable Development, Temperature , Two-Step GMM
This study shows the effect of natural disasters, rainfall, temperature, economic growth, renewable energy, and contributing family workers on the agricultural development index in 101 countries of all income groups (i.e., 24 high, 29 upper-middle, 32 lower-middle, and 16 low). It develops a new agricultural development index using a standard procedure. The two-step generalized method of moments depicts revealed the adverse consequences of natural disasters on agriculture. Renewable energy showed a favorable impact on agricultural development in all panels. Contrarily, the reduction in agricultural development was reported due to an increase in temperature in all panels. Agricultural development increased due to economic growth in all panels. It is required to increase disaster resilience to minimize disaster-related losses. It is recommended to increase renewable energy use for agricultural development. Policymakers should make strategies to mitigate the adverse impacts of global warming.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Muhammad Tariq Iqbal Khan, Dr. Sofia Anwar, Dr. Muhammad Rizwan Yaseen, Dr. Abdul Majeed Nadeem
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