A child fills a plastic water bottle from a tap in a rural setting.


At a Glance

Paraguay’s economy relies heavily on agriculture and livestock, with shifts in agricultural and ranching productivity directly linked to the country’s overall gross domestic product. Extreme weather events and global climatic variability, such as El Niño periods, already directly impact agricultural and livestock activities. Climate change threatens to introduce greater economic uncertainty, potentially exacerbating already high rates of inequality. Access to services and utilities, such as clean water, electricity, and telephone have improved for Paraguay’s rural poor in the past decade, yet many of rural Paraguayans live below the poverty line, and poverty in the country is predominantly concentrated in rural areas.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information

Climate Projections

Increase in Frequency/Intensity of Precipitation During Rainy Season

Decrease in Dry Season Precipitation

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas




Water Resources


Funding & Country Climate Context

USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)


$1 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$1 Million

GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2023)

7.4 Million

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Average GHG Emissions Growth due to Deforestation


Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Paraguay

(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Paraguay

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Paraguay

Stories from the Area

USAID’s Forest Conservation Agricultural Alliance (FCAA) is helping cattle and soy producers meet increased demand for their beef and crops while minimizing deforestation to Paraguay's vulnerable Chaco and Pantanal regions.