CIAT in two-part Voice of America feature

6 October, 2010 by (comments)

CIAT’s work to predict the possible impact of climate change on agriculture and food security features in a two-part documentary produced by US broadcaster Voice of America.

In the documentary, Andy Jarvis, head of the Center’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) program, explains that climate change is likely to change the geography of agriculture, and calls for more research to help small farmers adapt production to a warmer world. Click play for more:

You can also read the full articles as well as watch the videos here:

Part one – Colombian scientists predict climate change to affect most food crops

Part two – Farmers say climate change already affecting crops (link)

“It’s great that these stories are receiving the international attention they so thoroughly deserve,” said Jarvis. “Urgent preparation really is crucial to the future of food production around the world. With the right support and strong scientific research, CIAT and its partners can make a huge impact in protecting some of the most vulnerable farming communities, as well as the global food supply.”

Jarvis is currently working on a landmark scientific paper assessing the likely impact of climate change of the world’s 50 most important crops, which is due to be published in early 2011.

Keep checking the CIAT blog and CIAT website for climate change news, including updates on the forthcoming, high-impact Two Degrees Up multimedia case studies, documenting the challenge of climate change to rural communities around the world.

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