Climate Change, Food Security and Trade Linkages in South Asia

Abstract

Introduction Climate change1 has become a leading environmental issue. It is now a challenge for the entire world in the context for ensuring food security, with the potential of compounding prevailing development problems. It also increases pressure on key resources needed to sustain growth. The South Asian region is particularly vulnerable to climate change owing to high population density, concentrated poverty and limited natural resources. About 571 million people in the region survive on less than US$1.25 a day and they constitute more than 44 percent of the developing world’s poor.2 The adverse impact of climate change includes increased variability in both monsoon and winter rainfall pattern; increase in temperature, with warmer winters; increased salinity in coastal areas as a result of rising sea No. 8/2013

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@inproceedings{Singh2013ClimateCF, title={Climate Change, Food Security and Trade Linkages in South Asia}, author={Nitesh Kumar Singh}, year={2013} }