Worldwide climatic events in 2010 made it clear that food security can be greatly impacted by unexpected changes in climate. Wildfires in Russia, floods in Pakistan and Australia, and drought in China led to increases in the price of staple agricultural commodities and caused widespread fear about the recurrence of a world food crisis. As the world's population continues to grow, a changing climate will present more and more challenges to sustainable agricultural growth and food security.

Since 2010, IFPRI has research continued to address these challenges and provide relevant, reliable information regarding the effects of climate change on global food security.

Download the IFPRI issue brief on climate change and food security.

Watch Senior IFPRI Research Fellow Gerald Nelson discuss the effects of climate change on food security.

See all of IFPRI’s research on climate change.

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