Africa / Asia / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Food Security / Latin America

‘Globe faces daunting task’–Climate change researcher Bruce Campbell

Science News reports this week that the prices of global food prices are rising along with global temperatures and that global warming may have already begun outpacing the ability of farmers to adapt. ‘Since summer, signs of severe food insecurity—droughts, food riots, five- to tenfold increases in produce costs—have erupted around the globe. Several new … Continue reading

CGIAR / East Africa / Food Security / Southern Africa

Orphan crop prices in East and Southern Africa rise in tandem with staple food prices

Food price crisis in Eastern and Southern Africa: This study was conducted by a team of researchers from national, regional and international organizations based in Eastern Southern Africa under the leadership of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). The team activities were coordinated by Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge … Continue reading

Climate Change / Drought / East Africa / Environment / Food Security / Kenya

Third world food crises are caused by climate change

Globalization has proven that what happens in one area of the world invariably affects the whole planet. Right now in Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, and numerous other countries, people are experiencing severe droughts and flooding to an extent beyond anything they have ever witnessed before. Rising temperatures all over the world are causing malnourishment, starvation, and … Continue reading