Extreme weather and geopolitics major drivers of increasing ‘food shocks’
Source(s): University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Global food production is suffering from an increasing number of “food shocks”, with most caused by extreme weather and geopolitical crises.
An international study led by researchers from Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the Centre for Marine Socioecology looked at the incidence of land and marine food shocks – sudden losses in food production – between 1961 and 2013.
“Reduced recovery time hinders coping strategies such as accumulating food or assets for use during times of hardship.”
Mr. Richard Cottrell, lead author of The research, published in the journal Nature Sustainability
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