The Future of Food and Farming Depends on Climate Action Today
The Heads of the United Nations Rome-based Agencies, FAO, IFAD and WFP, join their voices for greater efforts and investment to build the resilience of vulnerable people, livelihoods and ecosystems in the face of increasing climate variability and extreme events. Read the opinion piece. Source: Trust.org
Climate change multiplies existing threats to food security, hunger and malnutrition. It is making natural disasters more frequent and intense, land and water more scarce and difficult to access, and increases in agricultural productivity even harder to achieve.
Climate change is disproportionally affecting the most vulnerable people, especially women, children and their livelihoods - ultimately putting hundreds of millions of people at risk.
Map: Climate Change & Food Security
This map weaves together the latest information on climate change
and food insecurity to show how the two are related. See slideshow
Climate change is wreaking havoc across Kenya where farmers no longer know when to expect the rains. In the village of Taveta, farmers on the brink of ruin after season after season of failed harvests, found a way to change with the climate and get their fields growing again. Here's how.
Unless considerable efforts are made to improve people's resilience, by 2050, the risk of hunger and child malnutrition could increase by up to 20 per cent due to climate change.
Working with governments, international partners and local communities, WFP is assisting people who are:
WFP supports climate vulnerable people with food assistance to build assets, attend trainings, strengthen resilience to climate shocks and preserve livelihoods.
How WFP Helps Communities Affected By Climate Change
WFP is a leading innovator of climate risk management solutions for food insecure populations. Innovation areas include: