Guyana are sparse, but a study in neighbouring Suriname shows that smallscale gold mining is responsible for 4996 square kilometres of deforestation. By 2009, between 750 and 2,280 square kilometres of Suriname forest will be lost as a result of smallscale gold mining because the regeneration of forest sites in mining areas is slow. These
engaged in smallscale production in Guyana, this study explores the impacts of climate variability on rice production and the extent to which the production and output of small farmers are affected. Analysis of farmlevel data shows that changes in rainfall have included an increase in intensity and out of season rainfall which has affected harvesting due to poor farmto .