The effect of climate change across food systems: Implications for nutrition outcomes

Jessica Fanzo, Claire Davis, Rebecca McLaren, Jowel Choufani

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A better understanding of the pathways linking climate change and nutrition is critical for developing effective interventions to ensure the world's population has access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. The paper uses a food systems approach to analyze the bidirectional relationships between climate change and food and nutrition along the entire food supply chain. It identifies adaptation and mitigation interventions for each step of the food supply chain to move toward a more climate-smart, nutrition-sensitive food system. There are many entry points for “double duty” actions that address climate adaptation and nutrition but they need to be implemented and scaled by governments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalGlobal Food Security
StatePublished - Sep 2018


  • Climate change
  • Diets
  • Food security
  • Food supply chain
  • Food systems
  • Nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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