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Research Project: Development and Application of Mechanistic Process-Driven Crop Models for Assessing Effects and Adapting Agriculture to Climate Changes

Location: Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory

Title: Ensuring food and nutritional security in the face of natural disasters and climate change: What are the adaptation solutions?

Author
item Reddy, Vangimalla
item MURA, JYOSTNA - Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE)

Submitted to: Distributional Effects of Disasters and Climate Change on Food Security in ASEAN
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/13/2017
Publication Date: 12/23/2019
Citation: Reddy, V., Mura, J.D. 2019. Ensuring food and nutritional security in the face of natural disasters and climate change: What are the adaptation solutions?. Distributional Effects of Disasters and Climate Change on Food Security in ASEAN. 291-304.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Food security is a state in which all individuals, at all circumstances, have physical, social and financial access to adequate, safe and nutritious nourishment that meets their dietary needs. Food and nutritional security, in broad terms deal with the agriculture food production, distribution, and consumption. Natural disasters such as drought, flood, storms and extreme weather events caused by climate change, impact the food system and putting many vulnerable countries at risk of increasing food and nutritional insecurity. Understanding the effect of natural disasters and changing climate on food security is crucial to ensure that the most appropriate policies and practices are implemented. Adaptation strategies and frameworks are required to manage food and nutritional security in the perspective of natural disasters and climate change. Hence, the main objective of this study is to understand the effects of natural disasters and climate change on food security and vulnerability. The other objective is to discuss the adaptation strategies and sustainable measures to strengthen the resilience of agriculture to curb the economic losses and secure food and nutritional status. This knowledge will assist policy makers to consider the required actions while implementing the policies to address natural disaster and climate change risks to ensure food and nutritional security.