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Authors: Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D.

Readings

What is air pollution? King’s College London Environmental Research Group (no date).

A hidden threat to food production: Air pollution and agriculture in the developing world. Fiona Marshall et al. International Institute for Environment and Development (no date)

Key Questions

What is air pollution?

  • How does concentration of air pollutants vary according to human activities and weather?
  • What are the major implications of air pollution?

A hidden threat to food production: Air pollution and agriculture in the developing world.

  • How does air pollution affect agriculture?
  • Which air pollutant has the maximum negative impact on crop growth?
  • What is the major difference between crop loss projections due to ozone and sulfur dioxide?
  • What are the key policy and research issues for the developing countries, considering that air pollution leads to reduced levels of crop production?