Where the Rain Falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration

Warner, Koko, Afifi, Tamer, Henry, Kevin, Rawe, Tonya, Smith, Christopher and De Sherbinin, Alex (2012). Where the Rain Falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration. United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security.

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    Author Warner, Koko
    Afifi, Tamer
    Henry, Kevin
    Rawe, Tonya
    Smith, Christopher
    De Sherbinin, Alex
    Title Where the Rain Falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration
    Publication Date 2012-11
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Pages 144
    Language eng
    Abstract The « Where the Rain Falls » (« Rainfalls ») research explores the interrelationships among rainfall variability, food and livelihood security , and human mobility in a diverse set of research sites in eight countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. While climate change affects nearly all aspects of food security – from production and availability, to the stability of food supplies, access to food, and food utilization – the Rainfalls research focused on linkages between shifting rainfall patterns and food production and the stability of food supplies. The central focus of the « Where the Rain Falls » initiative was to explore the circumstances under which households in eight case study sites in Latin America, Africa, and Asia use migration as a risk management strategy when faced with rainfall variability and food and livelihood insecurity. Climate change is likely to worsen the situation in parts of the world that already experience high levels of food insecurity. The consequences of greater variability of rainfall conditions – less predictable seasons, more erratic rainfall, unseasonable events or the loss of transitional seasons – have significant repercussions for food security, the livelihoods of millions of people, and the migration decisions of vulnerable households. In order to make informed decisions about adaptation planning, development, and a transition to a more climate-resilient future, policymakers and development actors need a better understanding of the linkages among changes in the climate, household livelihood and food security profiles, and migration decisions.
    Copyright Holder CARE France and United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783939923886
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