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. [no GHG emissions fact sheet.

    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 and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)



    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    7.2 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

    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.