CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITYCLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY

The Climate Change crisis is a food security crisis . The world depends on rain for food production . Recently, there has been prevalent drought and change in rain patterns which is threatening food security. In turn, Climate change has directly affected nutrition and livelihoods

This calls for more systematic and coherent approaches than ever before to mitigate this crisis.

Inclusive food systems is critical to achieve the world’s development goals. Food security is one of the most powerful tools to end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity, and feed a projected 9.7 billion people by 2050. Growth in the agriculture sector is two to four times more effective in raising incomes among the poorest compared to other sectors.

Food security is also crucial to economic growth: accounting for 4% of global gross domestic product (GDP) and in some least developing countries, it can account for more than 25% of GDP.

But agriculture-driven growth, poverty reduction, and food security are at risk: Multiple shocks – from climate change, resulting in higher food prices and growing hunger.

The growing impact of climate change could further cut crop yields, especially in the world’s most food-insecure regions. At the same time, our food systems are responsible for about 30% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Current food systems also threaten the health of people and the planet and generate unsustainable levels of pollution and waste. One third of food produced globally is either lost or wasted. Addressing food loss and waste is critical to improving food and nutrition security, as well as helping to meet climate goals and reduce stress on the environment.

Food insecurity is also the leading cause of death worldwide. Millions of people are either not eating enough or eating the wrong types of food, resulting in a double burden of malnutrition that can lead to illnesses and health crises.

The concept of food security can be broken down into four main components known as the Four Pillars of Food Security:

▪️ Availability – Availability can become an issue when there is a lack of necessary resources or when land being used for food production is damaged.
▪️ Access – Access to food is affected by a myriad of physical, social and policy-related factors. Factors such as pricing, household proximity to suppliers, and infrastructure all affect our access to food.
▪️ Utilization – Not all food is of equal or sufficient value. To be food secure, it is crucial that the food being accessed is of good quality, nutritious, and healthy.
▪️ Stability – Good food stability means that access, availability, and utilization of food remain relatively stable over time. Threats to food stability include natural disasters, climate change, conflict, and economic factors.

To address this, solutions include

🌻improving soil health through biotechnology,

🌻introducing perennial rice crops,

🌻implementing drip irrigation solutions.
🌻 Sustainable land management practices can also contribute to climate change adaptation.

Investing in agricultural climate adaptation measures is crucial as we prepare for an unpredictable future *.

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By Linus John

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