The relation between climate change, hunger and nutrition

FreeRice gameWhat the relation between climate change, hunger and nutrition? Did you know that climate change has altered most agriculture practice around the world? An even aimed to explore the links between climate change, hunger and nutrition was organized in Dublin by CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The effort to reduce hunger undertaken by various organization, include by the release of Free Rice game, and here . See the world’s figure of poverty and the richest here.

According to CGIAR, the dialogue aims to do this by enabling global leaders, policy-makers and scientists to listen directly to the representatives of communities from Africa, Asia and Central America.

Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium commented, “This meeting is an opportunity to put food security through climate smart agriculture at the top of the political agenda. While doing so, we want to make sure our research agendas continue the G8’s commitment to the world’s poor.  We must focus on the needs of smallholder farmers – they have the least capacity to adapt and will be the most affected by climate change.”

The dialogue discussed farmers’ traditional knowledge and adaptation practices with scientific innovations to reduce hunger, improve nutrition and help communities to adapt to climate change.

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