Experts: EU farmlands are in danger
Climate change will reduce livestock and crop production in several southern and Mediterranean regions of Europe.
Such forecasts are presented in the report of the European Environment Agency. The total income of the agricultural sector of the European Union may decrease by 16% by 2050.
Climate change has already resulted in lower yields and higher production costs, which affected the price, quantity and quality of agricultural products in parts of Europe.
Agricultural land occupies about 40% of the entire EU. Agriculture, food processing and related services provide more than 44 million jobs here, with half of them directly related to the agricultural sector.
According to the report, the sector is now responsible for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union, and therefore measures are required to reduce these volumes.