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Food security and climate change: a report by the high level panel of experts on food security and nutrition of the committee on world food security

This report analyses the connected problem of food security and climate change. It observes that a social vulnerability lens is essential to understand why certain individuals, households or communities experience differences in food insecurity risks, even when they are in the same geographic region. Examples of strategies for community-based adaptation include improving water management practices, adopting practices to conserving soil moisture, organic matter and nutrients, and setting up community-based seeds and grain banks. The report includes the following recommendations: integrate food security and climate change concerns; increase resilience of food systems to climate change; develop low emissions agricultural strategies that do not compromise food security; collect information locally, share knowledge globally and refocus research to address a more complex set of objectives; facilitate participation of all stakeholders in decision-making and implementation.