Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Addressing Destabilizing Impacts of Extreme Heat on Global Food Security

When we talk about the impacts of climate change and events such as extreme heat on food security, many of us often jump to what this means for agricultural production. However, food security is more complex than considering production alone. Globally, we produce more than we can eat, yet we still have hunger occurring throughout the world. Up to 828 million people were considered food insecure in 2022, and the World Food Programme (WFP) estimates more than 345 million people in 79 countries face high levels of hunger this year. A more complete definition of food security dates back to the 1996 World Summit on Food Security. It is achieved “when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their... Read More