Joint development of the UN WFP Report on climate change impacts and food security
Donor: The UN World Food Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic
Duration: December 2013 - March 2014
Goal: Joint development of the UN WFP Report on climate change impacts and food security
On November 29, 2013, the Tian Shan Policy Center concluded an agreement with the UN World Food Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic on joint development of the report on climate change impacts and food security.
According to the IPCC report, climate change will continue to exert its negative impact on agriculture and food security. Therefore, the existing food systems should be adapted in order to minimize the adverse climatic risks and increase food security. According to the World Bank study, Kyrgyzstan was ranked the most climate sensitive country among 28 European, Caucasus and Central Asian countries. This rank was based on the current climate variability and the potential impacts on natural disasters that exacerbate sustainable development challenges in the areas of poverty, food security, energy and agriculture.
Considering the above mentioned facts, UN WFP in Kyrgyzstan started studying the link between climate change impact and food security. The first step in this direction was the preparation of a report analyzing the relationship between climate risks and food security, which is based on the analysis of secondary data analyses.
The UN WFP and TSPC aim to communicate and disseminate the report findings among the key government, international and local stakeholders.