UN World Food Programme

The World Food Programme at COP 20

WFP will be at COP 20 in Lima, Peru, in December 2014. WFP’s role in climate negotiations aims to ensure that the most food insecure populations have a voice and are adequately included in climate policy outcomes. Find out what WFP will be doing at COP here.


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How Climate Change Affects Hunger

Climate change is making climate disasters, such as floods and droughts, more frequent and intense, land and water more scarce and difficult to access, and increases in agricultural productivity even harder to achieve.

These impacts are increasing the risk of hunger and the breakdown of food systems. Read more on the impacts of climate disasters and change on food security.

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

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    The Most Vulnerable People At Risk

    Climate change disproportionally affects the most vulnerable people at risk of hunger, especially women and children, and their livelihoods. The vast majority of the world's hungry people–805 million according to the latest State of Food Insecurity (SOFI) report–live in fragile environments prone to climate hazards with which they cannot cope.

    Lives At Risk

    Climate change puts millions of people's lives at risk, and traps poor households in food insecurity and poverty, often forcing them to resort to drastic measures, such as taking their children out of school or selling their productive assets.When climate disasters strike, the situation of already vulnerable people can quickly deteriorate into a food and nutrition crisis.

    Without considerable efforts made to improve people's climate resilience, it has been estimated that the risk of hunger and malnutrition could increase by up to 20 percent by 2050.

    WFP: Helping The Most Vulnerable Adapt To Climate Change

    To achieve a Zero Hunger World, we need innovation, creativity and action at a large enough scale to build people's resilience to climate disasters and change.

    Climate Resilience Innovations

    Working with governments, international partners and local communities, WFP has expertise in developing and delivering large-scale climate resilience innovations. These innovations help communities who are the most food insecure, most at risk and with the least capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from climate-related disasters so that food security is no longer an elusive goal for them.




    How A Village In Kenya Changed With The Climate

    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.