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Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results, Policy Options

Author: Gerald C. Nelson, Mark W. Rosegrant, Amanda Palazzo, Ian Gray et al.
Organisation: International Food Policy Research Institute
Publish Date: 2010
Country: Global
Sector: Agriculture
Method: Forecasting
Theme: Climate Change
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Sustainable development, Agricultural productivity, World trade system, Adaptation, Mitigation

This research monograph follows the 2009 release of IFPRI’s widely read food policy report, Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation, which used a detailed global agriculture model to analyze crop growth under two simulated future climate scenarios. This monograph takes advantage of and expands on IFPRI’s cutting-edge climate modeling expertise to address the climate change threat in the context of larger food security challenges. It provides the most comprehensive analysis to date on the scope of climate change as it relates to food security, including who will be most affected and what policymakers can do to facilitate adaptation. Building on previous research by IFPRI and other international organizations, this monograph examines a wider range of plausible economic, demographic, and climatic futures than has previously been analyzed. Using comprehensive empirical analysis, the authors suggest that policymakers should take into account (1) the value of broad-based sustainable development, (2) the power of investments to enhance agricultural productivity, (3) the importance of an open world trade system, and (4) the need for early action on both adaptation and mitigation. As policymakers in the developing world well know, neither food security nor climate change can be viewed in isolation. This report will be indispensable to readers trying to tackle these inextricably linked issues.
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