Food Security & Climate Change Adaptation

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  • Genetic resources have a critical role to play in feeding the world — especially as climate change advances faster than expected — and much more needs to be done to study, preserve and utilize the biological diversity that underpins world food production, according to a new book released by FAO today.

    "Time is not on our side" warns the book, Coping with climate change: the roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture. "In the coming decades, millions of people whose livelihoods and food security depend on farming, aquaculture, fishing, forestry and livestock keeping are likely to face unprecedented climatic conditions."


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ALM SPOTLIGHT ON Food Security 

Soaring food prices and environmental changes have brought food security and climate change concerns to the top of the international agenda. Agriculture now faces the double challenge of dealing with the impacts of climate change while simultaneously tasked to meet the food demands of a global population projected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050.

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