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The Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Output in South Africa (1997-2012)

Ncube, Free and Cheteni, Priviledge and Ncube, Prince and Muzawazi, Strugle (2015): The Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Output in South Africa (1997-2012). Published in: Environmental Economics , Vol. 6, No. 1 (2015): pp. 126-131.

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Abstract

South Africa has shown major interest in the climate change discourse since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. Climate change has moved from an issue of environmental concern to an issue of commercial significance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of climate change on agriculture output in South Africa. The impact of climate change on output is examined in this study using the ordinary least squares (OLS) method. The estimated econometric model regresses temperature, rainfall, labour and capital on GDP in the agricultural sector. The results suggest that there is a negative relationship between climate change and agricultural output in South Africa.

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