Research priorities for global food security under extreme events

Mehrabi, Zia and Delzeit, Ruth and Ignaciuk, Adriana and Levers, Christian and Braich, Ginni and Bajaj, Kushank and Amo-Aidoo, Araba and Anderson, Weston and Balgah, Roland A. and Benton, Tim G. and Chari, Martin M. and Ellis, Erle C. and Gahi, Narcisse and Gaupp, Franziska and Garibaldi, Lucas A. and Gerber, James S. and Godde, Cecile M. and Grass, Ingo and Heimann, Tobias and Hirons, Mark and Hoogenboom, Gerrit and Jain, Meha and James, Dana and Makowski, David and Masamha, Blessing and Meng, Sisi and Monprapussorn, Sathaporn and Muller, Daniel and Nelson, Andrew and Newlands, Nathaniel K. and Noack, Frederik and Oronje, MaryLucy and Raymond, Colin and Reichstein, Markus and Rieseberg, Loren H. and Rodriguez-Llanes, Jose M. and Rosenstock, Todd and Rowhani, Pedram and Sarhadi, Ali and Seppelt, Ralf and Sidhu, Balsher S. and Snapp, Sieglinde and Soma, Tammara and Sparks, Adam H. ORCID: and Teh, Louise and Tigchelaar, Michelle and Vogel, Martha M. and West, Paul C. and Wittman, Hannah and You, Liangzhi (2022) Research priorities for global food security under extreme events. One Earth, 5 (7). pp. 756-766. ISSN 2590-3330

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Extreme events, such as those caused by climate change, economic or geopolitical shocks, and pest or disease epidemics, threaten global food security. The complexity of causation, as well as the myriad ways that an event, or a sequence of events, creates cascading and systemic impacts, poses significant challenges to food systems research and policy alike. To identify priority food security risks and research opportunities, we asked experts from a range of fields and geographies to describe key threats to global food security over the next two decades and to suggest key research questions and gaps on this topic. Here, we present a prioritization of threats to global food security from extreme events, as well as emerging research questions that highlight the conceptual and practical challenges that exist in designing, adopting, and governing resilient food systems. We hope that these findings help in directing research funding and resources toward food system transformations needed to help society tackle major food system risks and food insecurity under extreme events.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 01:03
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 01:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: food security; climate change; economic or geopolitical shocks; pest outbreaks; disease epidemics
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3002 Agriculture, land and farm management > 300207 Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280101 Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
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