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Climate Change and Food Security

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Climate change is a critical challenge for food production around the world. As carbon dioxide concentrations rise, global temperatures are increasing, precipitation patterns are changing, and ocean acidification is on the rise. These changes are already affecting agriculture and food security directly. Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, is working in concert with the U.S. Global Climate Change Initiative to develop strategies and undertake research to help food producers both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change so that food security can be increased despite changing climate patterns.

Learn more in the Feed the Future fact sheet (pdf, 310kb) on climate change and agricultural development.