Global Climate Change, Threat to Food Safety and Poverty

Kola O Odeku

Abstract


Climate change is already threatening the safety of the world's food supplies and unless action is taken, it is going to get worse. Extreme weather conditions such as droughts and heavy rains are affecting agricultural productivity, and in some areas staple foods that are important to poor households in developing countries are being wiped out, resulting in higher prices to the consumers and lower income to the farmers. Considering that food is a major expenditure for the poor, this paper examines strategic interventions approaches that assures food security, foster emissions reduction to mitigate and adapt to climate change in order to reduce hunger and poverty.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n14p827


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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