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Food security and climate change: Using IFPRI results as a call for action

This short publication outlines the key research programs that IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) is engaged in on climate change.

The publication highlights IFPRI‘s research programme, which has included: assessing the potential impact of climate change on the poor; the role that agriculture plays in emitting greenhouse gas and the scope for mitigation; and how small farmers can adapt to other impending changes.

The publication can be read here.

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While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.

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