UK-US Taskforce on Extreme Weather and the Global Food System

Members of the Jahn Research Group collaborated with experts from the UK and US to outline key recommendations to safeguard against threats to the global food supply in a report by the UK-US Taskforce on Extreme Weather and the Global Food System. The report highlights an increasing risk to global food supply disruptions and price spikes that could result from extreme weather events – such as heatwaves, droughts and floods – and offers new recommendations for mitigation.

Recommendations include; creating international contingency plans, developing better modeling methods to accurately predict the effects of production shocks, and identifying international trading ‘pinch points’ in order to minimize them.

The report identifies a need for agriculture to adapt to a changing climate and become more resilient in the face of extreme weather, while at the same time increasing productivity to meet an increasing global demand for food.

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