Understanding the impact of climate change on food systems
Enhancing Sustainability and Resilience to Effects of Climate Change in City Region Food SystemsPDF
Today, about 55 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68 percent by 2050. The majority of this growth will be in Africa and Southeast Asia. The rapid urbanization and the estimated nine billion world population by 2050 creates...
Developing capacities to enhance sustainable agrifood systems and combating climate changePDF
The case study on the collaboration between FAO and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) aims to highlight the results achieved through the collaboration established in 2016. Among the activities, the case study will emphasize on how universities, private companies and producer...
Integrating agro-ecological approaches to increase resilience to climate change and improve sustainable food system in West Africa and the SahelPDF
The role agro-ecology plays in dealing with the food and climate crises, by enhancing local biodiversity and natural resource conservation, is increasingly clear. It responds to the triple challenge facing the agriculture sector: poverty eradication, increased productivity, and sustainability....
Online exchange forum. Building climate-resilient food systems based on the ten agroecology elementsPDF
This document summarizes the key points and questions addressed during the online sessions held on 27 October 2020.
Climate change, biodiversity and nutrition nexusPDF
This paper identifies entry points within agri-food systems to improve biodiversity and diets, two levers that can be used to enhance nutrition and optimize environmental sustainability while ensuring social equity, especially of the most vulnerable people. It also presents recommendations for...
Science, practice, and policy expert dialogue on food systems and resilience: Key priorities for aligning global ecosystem restoration, ...PDF
The policy brief is a reflection upon key take home messages from the constellation of thinking and events in 2021 through a lens of science, practice, and policy with concrete examples from countries participating the Resilient Food Systems Programme. These include; the UN Food Systems Summit;...
The State of Food and Agriculture 2016: Climate change, agriculture and food securityPDF
The impact of climate change on agriculture and the implications for food security are already alarming. This report identifies strategies, financing opportunities, and data and information needs. It also describes transformative policies and institutions that can overcome barriers to...
Climate change and food systems: Global assessments and implications for food security and tradePDF
This book describes how global warming will impact where and how food is produced, and discusses the significant consequences for food security, health and nutrition, water scarcity and climate adaptation. The book also highlights the implications for global food trade.
Indigenous Peoples’ food systems. Insights on sustainability and resilience from the front line of climate changePDF
This publication provides an overview of the common and unique sustainability elements of Indigenous Peoples' food systems, in terms of natural resource management, access to the market, diet diversity, indigenous peoples’ governance systems, and links to traditional knowledge and indigenous...
How to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change? Opportunities for innovation in livestock systemsPDF
Progress towards zero hunger must be protected from the dual challenges of pandemics and climate change. By countering the destabilizing forces of pandemics and climate change through better mitigation and preparedness efforts can see livestock systems contribute to a sustainable future by...
Making better policies for food systemsWebsite
Food systems around the world face a triple challenge: providing food security and nutrition for a growing global population; supporting livelihoods for those working along the food supply chain; and contributing to environmental sustainability. Better policies hold tremendous promise for making...
Managing climate change risks in food systemsPDF
This chapter of the book "Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India" identifies the pathways through which climate change will impact food security as essential to creating robust food systems. After analysing the impacts on crop and livestock productivity, on health and labour productivity...
Actions to transform food systems under climate changePDF
Our food systems are failing us. Nothing short of a systemic transformation of food systems is required if we are to feed the world’s current and future population sustainably under climate change. The report identify the high priority actions that we must collectively take now, for climate...
Climate change impacts and adaptation options in the agrifood systemPDF
This paper summarizes the findings of the Working Group II contributions to the International Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report which runs into over 3 000 pages, focusing on the assessment’s conclusions and their effect on agrifood systems. The Assessment Reports of the...
Managing risks to build climate-smart and resilient agrifood value chainsPDF
This work provides a preliminary analysis of the key climate risks affecting agrifood value chains and opportunities for climate services that reach stakeholders involved in all stages of the value chain, from agrifood production to harvest, storage and refrigeration, processing and packaging,...
Climate change impacts on crops in Sri LankaPDF
This report presents insights about future climate change impacts on six crops (rice, maize, green gram, big onion, chilli and potato), selected according to a wide range of criteria: contribution to gross domestic product, relevance to food security and role as staple food, importance for...
Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus to increase food systems' resilience to climate change and conflict's cascading effects in the ...PDF
This series of technical webinars is organized to leverage the knowledge and expertise of a network of researchers, development practitioners and decision-makers. The webinars aim at strengthening knowledge sharing and stimulating debate around themes relevant to food systems transformation in...
Beyond urban: city-region food systems for resilient and sustainable developmentWebsite
A large share of the world’s population lives in urban areas, making cities a major cause of climate change. Food is especially relevant in this regard, calling for strategies that make food systems contribute to urban resilience.
Studies and reports
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|Collection Updated||December 2022|