Food Security & Climate Change Adaptation

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  • The Eleventh Meeting of Southwest Pacific Ministers of Agriculture under the theme "Climate Smart Agriculture" began today with Papua New Guinea Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva highlighting some of the pressing issues affecting the countries in the region."I believe that the theme Climate Smart Agriculture is timely in view of the fact that the Pacific region is highly vulnerable to adverse climatic conditions such as cyclones, El Niño, sea level rise and storm surges," Dion said during his opening speech at the meeting which is being held in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby.


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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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