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Securing food against the challenge of climate change

Oct 06, 2016

To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects.

New Delhi: This World Food Day 2016 witnesses that climate is changing, therefore, food and agriculture must too.

One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters.

At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and reduce emissions.

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