Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change
Summary for policy makers from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change
The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change is an initiative of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), with additional funding from the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. The Commission is identifying which policy changes and actions are needed to help the world achieve food security in the face of climate change.
This summary report outlines crucial policy responses to the global challenge of feeding a world confronted by climate
change, population growth, poverty, food price spikes and degraded ecosystems.
From the Commission website:
The Commission has reviewed the scientific evidence to identify a pathway to achieving food security in the context of climate change. Food systems must shift to better meet human needs and, in the long term, balance with planetary resources. This will demand major interventions, at local to global scales, to transform current patterns of food production, distribution and consumption. Investment, innovation, and deliberate effort to empower the world's most vulnerable populations will be required to construct a global food system that adapts to climate change and ensures food security while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and sustaining our natural resource base. Greatly expanded investments in sustainable agriculture, including improving supporting infrastructure and restoring degraded ecosystems, are an essential component of long-term economic development. The sooner they are made, the greater the benefits will be.
To download the report visit www.ccafs.cgiar.org/commission/reports.