Future climate-zone shifts are threatening steep-slope agriculture

Steep-slope agricultural systems are important for food production worldwide. This article published in the Nature Food Journal provides a high-resolution global map of steep-slope agricultural landscapes and their spatial distribution in the Köppen–Geiger climate zones for the present day (1980–2016) and future (2071–2100) scenarios. The analysis demonstrates that steep-slope agricultural areas are much more affected by shifting climate zones than average global agricultural lands, especially by the expansion of arid zones.

Read the complete article in Nature Food here