Climate Change & Food Production

Why is the climate crisis a major threat to our food systems?
World Food Programme in Climate Action
Friday, 11 November 2022

The climate crisis is a major threat to our food systems, undermining decades of progress in providing more nutritious diets to a growing global population. But it's these very food systems which contribute to the global climate emergency – producing as much as a third of all greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change is causing increasing damage to the systems that produce our food and bring it to our tables.

In addition to being affected by the impacts of climate change, agriculture is a major contributor — and a potential solution — to climate change.

In decades to come we are looking at a 50% increase in food demand and a 30% decrease in crop yields due to climate change.