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Options for agriculture at Marrakech climate talks: messages for SBSTA 45 agriculture negotiators

Options for agriculture at Marrakech climate talks: messages for SBSTA 45 agriculture negotiators

Climate change will affect all four dimensions of food security: availability, access, stability, and utilization of food (Schmidhuber and Tubiello 2007). Food availability from crops, livestock, and fisheries will be affected (Campbell et al. 2016), both through long-term trends in temperature, precipitation, yields, quality and diseases, and through nearer-term increases in climatic variability, meaning more frequent or intense droughts, heat waves, cold snaps, sea surges and other weather extremes. Major knowledge gaps on climate change impacts within non-crop sub-sectors, such as livestock and fisheries, and at the food system or landscape level, for example trade-offs between nutritional and environmental benefits, limit global capacity to ensure food security under progressive climate change (Campbell et al. 2016).

Authors: Dinesh, D.; Vermeulen, S.; Bacudo, I.; Martinez-Baron, D.; Castro-Nunez, A.; Hedger, M.; Huyer, S.; Iversen, P.; Laure, A.; Loboguerrero Rodriguez, A-M.; Martius, C.; Neufeldt, H.; Nyasimi, M.; Richards, M.; Wollenberg, L.

Topic: climate change, food security

Geographic: Morocco,Marrakech

Series: CCAFS Report no. 16

Publisher: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication Year: 2016

ISSN: 1904-9005

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