Global Animal Health and Food Security Policy
At the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security
Topic: Climate Change and Livestock - the Science, Politics, and Beliefs and
how they may affect food security.
Date: May 14, through May 18, 2012
IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)
IFPRI http://www.ifpri.org/ is part of a
global research network supported by CGIAR (Consultative Group on International
Agricultural Research). CGIAR is a public and private partnership to support
food security research. The primary mission of IFPRI is aligned with the UN
Millennium Development Goals (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/)
to achieve a “World free of hunger and malnutrition”. The specific mission of
IFPRI is to "To achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in
developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities
in the fields of agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, policy, and
natural resources management."
IFPRI has a significant portfolio addressing climate change (http://www.ifpri.org/book-775/ourwork/researcharea/climate-change/pubs).
This web site will direct you to their monograph "Food Security, Farming, and
Climate Change to 2050". This is a modeling paper and does not directly address
livestock but it does lay out a possible scenario for food security in 2050 as
impacted by climate change. Please take the time to read the Issue Brief
associated with the monograph and if you have time the monograph.
If you have questions please contact Bill Sischo