Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

Video | 5 October 2015

With the warming of the planet, experts say there will be a decline in yields, leading to less food supply.

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Title: Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

Description: With the warming of the planet, experts say there will be a decline in yields, leading to less food supply.

Text: Climate change impacts food production as carbon emissions contribute to a declining agriculture yield.

SOT: Akm Mafhuzuddin Ahmed
Technical Adviser, Rural Development and Food Security
Asian Development Bank
Climate change will alter the way we grow crops, the way we raise livestock and the way we catch fish for example. With the warming of more than 2° C there’ll be huge impact on agriculture yield specially in developing countries that are in low altitude there’ll be losses of crops specially the cereal crop, rice, wheat, soy beans that depend on large irrigations because there’ll be less water now available.

Text: ADB builds in climate change resilience and adaptation into its agriculture projects. By for instance introducing agricultural systems that need less water, while making sure it mitigates and reduces carbon footprints that also come from farming and the tilling of soil.