“As the food system grows more fragile, climate change and increasingly volatile weather are reducing agricultural productivity globally… There is an urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers in order to adapt to these changing conditions to achieve both global food security and nutrition security.”
Guest blog by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Immediately following the Building Resilience for Food & Nutrition Security Conference, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, DC.
Highlights from Conference Brief 3: Building resilience to conflict through food security policies and programs
Food insecurity and conflict often go hand-in-hand: a lack of food can ignite conflict and conflict can result in food shortages and unavailability. What’s more, the scope of the problem is far reaching, as more than one and a half billion people live in areas impacted by conflict. In their 2020 Conference Brief, Building Resilience >> Read more
In the past few decades, food-related challenges like climate change and food and nutrition security coupled with other social and political issues have led to conflict and unrest on both the national and regional scale. Climatic shocks are considered to be one of the root causes of conflict, especially in resource-constrained settings. At the same time, conflicts tend to exacerbate existing vulnerability, leading to poverty‐conflict traps at the household, community, and national levels. In their conference brief, Margherita Calderone, Derek Headey, and Jean-François Maystadt review the research about the impact of climate change >> Read more
From extreme weather events to rising and highly volatile food prices, poor and vulnerable populations are subject to a bevy of shocks that threaten their basic food and nutrition security. In the face of global climate change and other recent food price spikes, it seems to many that such events are occurring more and more >> Read more