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Climate change is altering production systems and compromising food security and nutrition for millions of people in the Philippines, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Display Date: 3/15/18

Climate change is altering production systems and compromising food security and nutrition for millions of people in the Philippines, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO). José Manuel Fernandéz, FAO’s country representative in the Philippines, said that amid an annual population growth rate of 1.5 per cent, the Philippines now have an estimated 105 million people, the 13th biggest population in the world. This means a bigger threat to food security in the country. Food firms failing to tackle nutrition crisis Read now “Due to climate change, crop yields are expected to decline by 25 per cent in tropical countries like the Philippines. Catches of main fish species are also expected to decline by 40 per cent,” Fernandez said during the 5th Farm Tourism Convention in Iloilo City, Philippines early this month. He noted that globally, the total production should increase by about 60 per cent by 2050 to produce enough food for the world’s growing population.

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