• Events

    New Climate Science: Implications for Security

    07 April 2014. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Professor Neil Adger
    Professor of Geography, University of Exeter
    Professor Clionadh Raleigh
    Professor of Geography, University of Sussex
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 7 April 2014

  • IISS Voices

    Alexa van Sickle: Cuba and food security

    12 March 2014.  Since taking over from his brother Fidel, Cuban President Raul Castro, noting the connection between national security and food security, has made Cuba’s food sovereignty and agricultural reform a priority. Cuba imports about 60% of its domestic food requirement, making it highly vulnerable to price increases, changes in food supply and the impacts of natural disasters, writes Alexa van Sickle, for the Guardian’s global development blog. Cuba has faced particular challenges over the...

  • Military Balance Blog

    Shiloh Fetzek: UK MoD assesses climate-change risks

    10 March 2014.  By Shiloh Fetzek, Research Analyst for Climate Change and Security A cache of unpublished MoD climate change risk assessments, recently obtained by Friends of the Earth through Freedom of Information requests, show how the MoD are preparing the defence estate for climate change. An article on the documents in the Telegraph on 21 February highlighted defence assets vulnerable to flooding, in light of recent extreme weather affecting Britain and the call-out...

  • IISS Voices

    Food security in Asia

    04 March 2014.  The spike in global food prices in 2007–08 led to riots on several continents, and reawakened fears about the world’s future ability to feed itself, as growing populations place greater demands on agricultural systems operating in increasingly difficult environmental and climatic conditions. With more than half the world’s people and high levels of inequality, Asia lies at the centre of the global food-security challenge of the twenty-first century. As the...

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusion

    24 February 2014. 

    Ultimately, effective governance is essential to dealing with food insecurity in developing countries in Asia.

  • Adelphi Books

    Understanding food security

    24 February 2014. 

    Future global food security will require food production to keep pace with demand in an era of climate change, as populations continue to grow and diets diversify.

  • Adelphi Books

    Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications

    24 February 2014. 

    This Adelphi provides an analytical overview of the main trends and challenges related to food security in Asia, how key countries in the region are responding to these developments, and their implications for security.

  • Adelphi Books

    Where policies fail

    23 February 2014. 

    Decades of corruption, neglect and mismanagement have severely undermined local food systems in several countries in developing Asia and left the needs of those most vulnerable to the abuse of government authority and political power.

  • Adelphi Books

    Challenges of sustainability, resilience and adaptation

    23 February 2014. 

    Asian governments face many challenges in seeking to ensure their national and regional food security. Much progress has been made in lifting millions out of poverty and hunger, but the region remains home to the largest number of the poor and hungry globally.

  • Adelphi Books

    How Asia has fed its citizens

    23 February 2014.  Despite dire predictions in the mid-1990s that some leading Asian nations would become a burden on the global food system, many have so far managed to remain largely self-sufficient in major grains.

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