Climate change creates new geography of food

Source(s): Institute of Policy Studies

Climate change induced global warming and changes in rainfall patterns are modifying the geography of food production in the tropics participants of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima heard. Experts in food security are concerned about rising food prices if tropical countries fail to take prompt action to adapt, reports IPS.

'Climate and agriculture go hand in hand and it’s the climate that defines whether a crop will do well or poorly. The geography of where crops grow is going to change, and the impacts can be extremely negative if nothing is done,' said Andy Jarvis, a researcher at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) who specialises in low-carbon farming in the CGIAR Research Programme for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.

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