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Climate change affecting nutritional quality of food

Climate change affecting nutritional quality of food


The impact of climate change on the nutritional quality of food is addressed in a new book unveiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Entitled, “Climate Change and Food Systems”, the book covers a number of issues ranging from the pressures of climate change on food systems to how climate change impacts trade flows and water resources.

Aziz Elbehri, a senior economist with FAO says it’s important to be aware of these linkages as governments craft new policies for food security and nutritional programmes to fight hunger.

Sandra Ferrari discussed the book with Mr Elbehri who first summed up the relationship between climate change and nutrition.

Duration: 5’13”


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A farmer in The Gambia shows a dry tuft of rice in a drought period. FAO File Photo/Seyllou Diallo