Monday, August 09, 2010

Food security and climate change in dry areas


This publication is a compilation of abstracts of new research presented at the International conference on Food Security and Climate Change in Dry Areas, held in Amman, Jordan from 1-4 Feb 2010. The conference addressed the following themes:
- Current status of climate change in the dry areas: simulations and scenarios available;
- Impacts of climate change on natural resource availability (especially water), agricultural production systems and environmental degradation in dry areas;
- Impacts of climate change on food security, livelihoods and poverty;
- Mitigation, adaptation and ecosystem resilience strategies including natural resource management and crop improvement;
- Policy options and institutional setups to ensure enabling environments to cope with climate change impacts. For more on the report visit:
http://www.preventionweb.net/files/14889_Foodsecurityabstracts1.pdf

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