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Blanchard, JL, and other Food Security contributing authors, Food security, Climate Change and Land, IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, pp. 437-550. (2019) [Report Other]


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Abstract

The current food system (production, transport, processing, packaging, storage, retail, consumption, loss and waste) feeds the great majority of world population and supports the livelihoods of over 1 billion people. Since 1961, food supply per capita has increased more than 30%, accompanied by greater use of nitrogen fertilisers (increase of about 800%) and water resources for irrigation (increase of more than 100%). However, an estimated 821 million people are currently undernourished, 151 million children under five are stunted, 613 million women and girls aged 15 to 49 suffer from iron deficiency, and 2 billion adults are overweight or obese. The food system is under pressure from non-climate stressors (e.g., population and income growth, demand for animal-sourced products), and from climate change. These climate and non-climate stresses are impacting the four pillars of food security (availability, access, utilisation, and stability). {5.1.1, 5.1.2}

Item Details

Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:climate impacts on food security
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable animal production
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable animal production not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Blanchard, JL (Professor Julia Blanchard)
ID Code:144016
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2021-04-15
Last Modified:2021-04-15
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