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Global Environmental Change and Food Systems: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

Recent years have seen a greatly increased understanding of how global environmental change will affect crop and animal productivity and these results pave the way for broader analyses of global environmental change impacts on food production. However, there is a need to think beyond productivity and production - food security is the ultimate concern, as it is of greater relevance to societal well-being and hence policy-making. To address this broader concept of food security, research and policy formulation needs to be set within the context of food systems, rather than just food supply. This will allow a more thorough understanding of the links between food security and the environment, and make clearer where technical and policy interventions in food systems might be help them adapt to global environmental change.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-05-20 18:11:27
Description Recent years have seen a greatly increased understanding of how global environmental change will affect crop and animal productivity and these results pave the way for broader analyses of global environmental change impacts on food production. However, there is a need to think beyond productivity and production - food security is the ultimate concern, as it is of greater relevance to societal well-being and hence policy-making. To address this broader concept of food security, research and policy formulation needs to be set within the context of food systems, rather than just food supply. This will allow a more thorough understanding of the links between food security and the environment, and make clearer where technical and policy interventions in food systems might be help them adapt to global environmental change.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Decision-support resources, Food security, Climate variability and change, Indo-Gangetic Plain, Caribbean, Southern Africa, Socioeconomics, Environmental economics, Agriculture, Food systems
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-05-20 18:02:49
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Date Last Modified 2010-05-20 18:11:27
Creator Global Environmental Change and Food Systems
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-05-20 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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