Changes in the global production of major crops are important drivers of food prices, food security and land use decisions (LOBELL; FIELD, 2007). The project is based on the fact that while climate has a strong influence on agricultural soybean productivity, it is mediated by organizational capacity and availability of technology, and thus the different soybean global territories, located in different climatic and agricultural contexts, are subject to different levels of agricultural vulnerability. As approved in the regular research project in Brazil (Process: 2014 / 01071-1) we intend to conduct the research period at Kent State University to conduct the analyses proposed for the United States and India. The aim is the analysis of climate (regional atmospheric patterns), rainfall variability, and soybean yield in producing counties in Ohio and Madhya Pradesh states, 1998 - 2013. Based on a comparative study, and supported by climatological analyses involving statistics, mapping techniques and the SPATIAL SYNOPTIC CLASSIFICATION, the intention is to continue the ongoing research in Brazil, but within the context of the soybean producing regions in the US and India, in the Northern Hemisphere.
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