Food Security and Climate Change

Editor: Shenggen Fan and Jerry Nelson, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC

Abstract:

Climate change adds to the challenges to achieve sustainable food security arising from population and income growth. Because food production is critically dependent on local temperature and precipitation conditions, any changes require farmers to adapt their practices locally. At the same time, agriculture is currently responsible for about one-third of total emissions which could continue to increase unless low-emission agricultural development strategies are implemented around the world.

Programs and policies to foster adjustment must be developed nationally and implemented on farm. But most analyses of the food security and climate change have been at the regional level (East Africa, South Asia, etc.). Therefore submissions to the special issue should mainly present original national-level research for, e.g., Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, South Africa, and the US – the most important countries from the perspective of dealing with climate change and food security globally.



Articles

Liming Ye, Huajun Tang, Wenbin Wu, Peng Yang, Gerald C. Nelson, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, and Amanda Palazzo
Chinese Food Security and Climate Change: Agriculture Futures
  • January 08, 2014 |
  • Downloads: 6815 |
  • JEL: Q18, Q54, Q56
  • | 1 comment
Sergey Kiselev, Roman Romashkin, Gerald C. Nelson, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, and Amanda Palazzo
Russia's Food Security and Climate Change: Looking into the Future
  • October 09, 2013 |
  • Downloads: 4340 |
  • JEL: Q17, Q18, Q24, Q25, Q54
Alonso Aguilar Ibarra, Armando Sánchez Vargas, and Benjamín Martínez López
Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Two Mexican Coastal Fisheries: Implications for Food Security
  • September 04, 2013 |
  • Downloads: 4215 |
  • JEL: C23, Q22, Q51, Q54
Sikhalazo Dube, Robert J. Scholes, Gerald C. Nelson, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, and Amanda Palazzo
South African Food Security and Climate Change: Agriculture Futures
  • September 02, 2013 |
  • Downloads: 5009 |
  • JEL: Q55, Q18
Eugene S. Takle, David Gustafson, Roger Beachy, Gerald C. Nelson, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, and Amanda Palazzo
US Food Security and Climate Change: Agricultural Futures
  • August 13, 2013 |
  • Downloads: 4396 |
  • JEL: Q17, Q54

Discussion Papers

  • August 21, 2013 |
  • Downloads: 7572 |
  • JEL: Q18, Q54, P34
  • | 2 comments
  • | discussible