The New report of the UK-US Taskforce on Extreme Weather and Global Food System Resilience warns that major disturbances to global food production will increase threefold by 2040 because of extreme weather caused by global warming.
Agricultural production systems will need to adapt for a changing climate. “Productivity – at a global level – must be increased by reversing declines in yield growth and closing the gap between actual and attainable yields in the developing world, whilst also reducing its environmental impact” according to the report. Given the increasing risk of extreme weather, increases in productivity, sustainability and resilience to climate change are required.
For detailed information refer to the report.