The ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the economic instability brought by the pandemic have highlighted the problems in our food sector. But another threat to our food security, far greater than the war in Ukraine and the pandemic, is climate change.
In his interview with Teka Teka News which was released last May 16, OML Center’s Dr. Rodel D. Lasco talked about how climate change affects and can further affect our food security.
“As the climate warms, especially if we exceed 1.5 ℃ and 2 ℃, there will be more people, in fact, hundreds of millions of people who will become food insecure or maaaring magutom sila. This is additional to, of course, to the many millions of people already living below $1 or $2 a day,” he said.
He mentioned that if we want to secure our food industry, it is important to help our farmers become more resilient by providing them with opportunities to prepare for disasters and diversify their crops.
To learn more about how climate change can affect our food security, listen to the full episode here: https://spoti.fi/3QafJJL.