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Philippines - More intense typhoons: What does a changing climate mean for food security in the Philippines? February 2015


Philippines - More intense typhoons: What does a changing climate mean for food security in the Philippines? February 2015
  • Despite impressive progress to address poverty and food insecurity, climate-related hazards could threaten these hard-won development gains.
  • Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the country in November 2013, and more recently Typhoon Hagupit are testament to the potentially devastating effects of climate on food security and vulnerable livelihoods.
  • Better understanding of climate risks and their impact on household food security is a critical first step for managing and reducing risks.
  • This year’s State of Food Security and Nutrition report examines the links between climate risk and food security, and should be used to initiate discussion about appropriate interventions.

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