Food Security and Climate Change in the Himalayas

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  • Agriculture in the Himalayas

ROLE: Project manager

Launched in 2014, this book focuses on food security in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and the additional burden of climate change.

– Food security is highly determined by local agricultural productivity and purchasing power
– Climate change is testing the resilience of farming systems
– Mountain households face declines of key food crops

The food price spikes of 2007–08 brought food security into sharp focus on the global agenda. Declines in international commodity markets, financial speculation in low cereal stocks, dramatic weather events, soaring oil prices, and growth in biofuels competing for cropland merged to produce a global crisis.

PDF: English
E-book: English

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