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How to secure food for the world |chinadaily

How to secure food for the world |chinadaily | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

A series of natural disasters in several food producing countries have lowered current and future production forecasts and driven up prices of many staples central to the global agricultural market says Shenggen Fan of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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Farmers, ranchers try to cope with climate change

Farmers, ranchers try to cope with climate change | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Farmers, ranchers and scientists have decided it's too late to fight it; they try to breed animals and plants to survive and thrive.
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Climate change poses risks to food, beyond US drought | Reuters

Climate change poses risks to food, beyond US drought | Reuters | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Downpours and heatwaves caused by climate change could disrupt food supplies from the fields to the supermarkets, raising the risk of more price spikes such as this year's leap triggered by drought in the United States.

 

Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT)

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Promoting Agricultural Development to Meet Future Food and Energy Challenges

Promoting Agricultural Development to Meet Future Food and Energy Challenges | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on August 15, 2012 released a new Issue Brief, entitled, “Promoting Agricultural Development to Meet Future Food and Energy Challenges” (PDF). This is the second in a series of briefs, based on the topics discussed in the new Chicago Council dinner series, Open Table: Exploring the Potential of Agriculture to Alleviate Hunger and Poverty.

 

Photo: Peter Casier (CCAFS)

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A Comparative Study of Risk Management in Agriculture under Climate Change - Périodiques - OECD iLibrary

Climate change affects the mean and variability of weather conditions and the frequency of extreme events, which to a great extent determines the variability of production and yields. This paper reviews the scientific literature on the impacts of climate change on yield variance and investigates their implications for the demand of crop insurance and effectiveness of different farm strategies and policy measures using crop farm data in Australia, Canada and Spain.

 

By Jesús Antón, Shingo Kimura, Jussi Lankoski, and Andrea Cattaneo

 

Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT)

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Another Jolt to Global Food Prices | NYTimes

Another Jolt to Global Food Prices | NYTimes | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

A global food price index jumped 6 percent in July, with the drought afflicting grain crops in the United States the leading factor.

 

The high temperatures and droughts of recent years, which many scientists say have become more likely because of human-induced climate change, are turning into a serious stress on the food system. Rising demand in developing countries is also a major factor.

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Rising Temperature Raising Food Prices

Rising Temperature Raising Food Prices | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Over the last two months, the price of corn has been climbing. On July 19th, it exceeded $8 per bushel for the first time.
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We can improve climate information for Africa - SciDev.Net

We can improve climate information for Africa - SciDev.Net | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
A collaborative project in Ethiopia that has created climate data and tools can be applied in much of Africa, says climate scientist Tufa Dinku.

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Food Security and Climate Change | Oxford Research Group

Food Security and Climate Change | Oxford Research Group | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Rising food prices point to a potential crisis later this year as poor communities across the world find themselves unable to afford basic foodstuffs. The crisis now unfolding has some similarities to the major problems that occurred in 2008 that led to food riots in many countries. It also has echoes of the much more severe World Food Crisis in 1973/74. This time, though, there is mounting evidence that climate change is playing a role.

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Cassava a “Climate Ready” Crop - The Environmentalblog.org

Cassava a “Climate Ready” Crop - The Environmentalblog.org | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Earlier this year The Guardian featured cassava as a ‘Rambo’ root crop for sub-Saharan regions, where scant water supplies and hot conditions limit food production. It has been labeled as a survivor of food crops after performing above maize, potatoes, bananas, beans, sorghum and millet in climate prediction tests and crop suitability models. Scientists from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Research Program conducted the research.

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World in Serious Trouble on Food Front | Treehugger

World in Serious Trouble on Food Front | Treehugger | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
The world may be much closer to an unmangeable food shortage than most people realize.
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Soil Degradation Poses Risk to Earth's Future | VOANews

Soil Degradation Poses Risk to Earth's Future | VOANews | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Scientists at an international symposium in Australia say soil degradation is posing significant challenges for the future of humanity and the planet. The conference is examining the importance of soil security in fighting the effects of climate change and protecting food supplies in poorer countries.

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'South Asian monsoon variations hard to fathom' - SciDev.Net

'South Asian monsoon variations hard to fathom' - SciDev.Net | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Rainfall variations within each South Asian monsoon are poorly understood and hard to predict, says a new review.
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What a global food crisis looks like: Oxfam's food prices map | Oxfam International

What a global food crisis looks like: Oxfam's food prices map | Oxfam International | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Oxfam's new interactive map shows how poor communities across the world are being hurt by high and volatile food prices. The ‘food price pressure points map’ provides a global snapshot of the impacts of the global food price crisis.
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This website helps illustrate through the interactive map, the wide spread poverty and the need for a sustainable future.

 

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Forecasting Climate’s Effects on Global Food Production – State of the Planet

Forecasting Climate’s Effects on Global Food Production – State of the Planet | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Is there a better way to anticipate climate’s effect on food production? A group of experts on climate, agriculture and economics have gathered to address this question through the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project, or AgMIP. In the latest issue of Nature Climate Change, Cynthia Rosenzweig, a climate scientist at Columbia’s Earth Institute and the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies, explains how the project came about and what its priorities will be. Rosenzweig is co-leading the project, which aims to assess climate impacts on regional and global food security now and in the future.

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How Climate Change Could Destroy Our Food Supply | HuffingtonPost

How Climate Change Could Destroy Our Food Supply | HuffingtonPost | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
OSLO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Downpours and heatwaves caused by climate change could disrupt food supplies from the fields to the supermarkets, raising the risk of more price spikes such as this year's leap triggered by drought in the United States.
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Two Studies Now Confirm Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming | The Energy Collective

Two Studies Now Confirm Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming | The Energy Collective | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

The NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies announced the publication of a new paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The analysis shows how the distribution of summer temperatures has shifted in recent decades, to the extent that there has been a notable change in the frequency of what were extreme outlying events. This in turn led NASA to assert that “the recent bouts of extremely warm summers, including the intense heat wave afflicting the U.S. Midwest this year, very likely are the consequence of global warming”.

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Global Food Crisis May Hit Us ‘Very Soon,’ IFPRI’s Fan Says | Bloomberg

Global Food Crisis May Hit Us ‘Very Soon,’ IFPRI’s Fan Says | Bloomberg | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

A global food crisis may “hit us very soon” as a drought ravages corn crops in the U.S., the world’s largest grower, the International Food Policy Research Institute said. Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT)

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How to avoid another food crisis - AlertNet

How to avoid another food crisis - AlertNet | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
With extreme weather hitting maize production around the world, investment in adapting agriculture to new conditions is crucial...
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Mapping the future of climate change in Africa | ScienceDaily

Mapping the future of climate change in Africa | ScienceDaily | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
The African continent is especially vulnerable to the impact of climate change because it relies on rain-fed agriculture and many of its countries have a low adaptive capacity.
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The price of climate change: How to temper volatile food prices | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change

The price of climate change: How to temper volatile food prices | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Severe weather variability has affected harvests around the world but the many of the tools to enhance food security are within our grasp. A report by its Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change in March 2012 makes a painful read. A stand-out stat is that while in 2008 1.5 billion adults were overweight, in 2010, 925 million people were undernourished.

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Climate change study forces sceptical scientists to change minds | Guardian

Climate change study forces sceptical scientists to change minds | Guardian | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Earth's land shown to have warmed by 1.5C over past 250 years, with humans being almost entirely responsible...
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Rio revisited: Glass half-full? | BBCNews

Rio revisited: Glass half-full? | BBCNews | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Looking back, did the Rio+20 summit achieve anything of note - or are claims that it did just diplomatic niceties?
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High Level Panel of Experts Tackles Agriculture and Climate Change | Ecoagriculture Partners

High Level Panel of Experts Tackles Agriculture and Climate Change | Ecoagriculture Partners | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition, convened by FAO to advise the Committee on World Food Security, has released two new reports. Of particular interest this week is the publication with recommendations on climate change and food security.

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Want cheap food? Don't let the climate change - New Scientist

Want cheap food? Don't let the climate change - New Scientist | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

A new report suggests that by 2050 many UK consumers will be unable to afford current staples like meat, – and the same pressures will apply globally.Farmers around the world will face two challenges, both of which will drive up food prices, according to the report – What's Cooking? Adaptation & mitigation in the UK food system. They will have to cut their own greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time cope with the consequences of the climate change that does occur such as more extreme weather events.

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