Climate Change and Food Insecurity: What Future and New Actions?

A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate and Environment".

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Dear Colleagues,

Food insecurity is now a major problem in many countries all over the world. This situation has affected many people in many contexts, including developing countries, such as many African states, and many developed countries. Food insecurity sometimes affects the territories and rural areas located far from large cities but there are also food insecure populations integrated in urban contexts within cities. Food insecurity is inevitably linked to accessibility (costs and ease of access to healthy food) and to neighborhoods in cities and rural areas where populations are poor. Climate change can have major effects on the urban and rural environment as well as food production and can potentially reduce food production to the point where local people may not have access to enough food at reasonable costs. This situation can adopt other worrying dimensions and worsen even more.

This Special Issue addresses multiple questions: how climate change has majorly and negatively impacted food insecurity either in urban neighborhoods or in rural agricultural territories. Additionally, what are the ways to address this food insecurity created by climate change, e.g. by modifying food production methods (both crops and foodstuffs of animal origin), and how social organizations can create the conditions for ensuring healthy food is available to poor populations in cities or rural areas by involving relatively well-to-do people helping to lower the prices of food available to poor people. New initiatives are expected to emerge through the involvement of citizens' groups and groups of farmers who wish to contribute to reducing the food insecurity created by climate change and other factors such as the rise in the prices of food for poor consumers. Furthermore, this Issue will reflect on whether the implementation of new policies in the agricultural sector and the use of new techniques based on artificial intelligence can remedy this situation.

Research articles, review articles, and short communications are invited.

Prof. Dr. Azzeddine Madani
Dr. Sivakumar Mannava
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  • food insecurity
  • poor populations
  • poor neighborhoods
  • urban farming
  • contribution of new technologies in the fight against food insecurity
  • climate change and its negative effects on the amount of healthy food available
  • solutions to increase the production of healthy food despite climate change
  • the roles of different actors such as farmers, urban gardeners, social organizations, and policy makers

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