Expert Group Meeting on the Impact of Climate Change on ASEAN Food Security

This meeting will explore which elements of climate change (scenarios or events) may impact the components of the food ecosystem, and in doing so, affect the food security of ASEAN. Among the issues that we will examine are: the impact of climate change on the dynamics of corn, wheat, soybeans, frozen meat, and fresh vegetables, and climate change effects on intra-regional trade of rice, fresh vegetables, fish and eggs.

Specific objectives of the meeting include:   

  1. Determine which climate change scenarios are most likely to impact the food security ecosystem in ASEAN, recognising the inter-connectedness between geographic regions for food trade, for example, the impact of sea level rises, an increase/decrease in rainfall, etc., on shipping lanes and infrastructure.
  2. Identify strategies that would allow a mapping of the drivers that affect food security, and a detailed assessment of the impact of climate change on food security ecosystem components, according to geographic locations.

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