Addressing poverty is key to climate change adaptation

Addressing poverty today is the single best way to help poor people in developing countries achieve food security and adapt to climate change, according to a new report by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

When families have more income, they are better able to cope with drought, floods, and other climate shocks, says the report, Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results, Policy Options.

Report

Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050
Scenarios, results, policy options
December 2010

Press Release

Study Urges Better Incomes, Farm Productivity, and Trade to Improve Food Security, Offset Ravages of Climate Change

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