Link between food security and climate underlined in Lima

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Thai farmers harvest rice near Ta Pra Mok, Thailand. Rice is the staple food for more than half the world’s population, including 640 million undernourished people living in Asia © David Longstreath/IRIN

The link between climate change and its impact on the ability of the world to feed itself is being underlined at a UN conference taking place in Peru.

The international community is meeting in Lima to discuss how best to reach a global climate deal in Paris next year.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is there with the message that climate change is already affecting food security and the livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable.

Sandra Ferrari has been speaking to Maria Helena Semedo, the FAO Deputy Director-General.

Duration: 3'23"

 

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