GRM 2010 GRM 2011

Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Bani
 
First Name:
Salma
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Climate Changes, Water Scarcity and Food Security Complex:
 
Paper Proposal Text :
Climate change has been identified as the biggest environmental challenge facing the world. Changing weather patterns will not only have negative impact on habitat and species distribution but will drastically alter the way food can be grown in the world. Thus, the complex connections between water, food security and climate change will create significant negative impact on food production and therefore remains a crucial policy issue.

The issue of food security has become a major concern, on current global trends, particularly skyrocketing prices of basic commodities. Bahrain, in order to overcome the deficit between food production and imports need to achieve relative food security relying on local production of certain strategic items and to encourage agricultural investment and optimize the role of the private sector in developing the sector. The objective of this paper is to determine the specific impact of climate change on key food production system and develops a farm level adaptation strategies in response to climate change that maximize food production and minimize natural resource degradation.

The paper will highlights the impacts of climate change on agriculture, identifies the challenges and obstacles for food production and ensuring food security in the country . To address this situation, the paper proposes a strategic option for agricultural adaptation strate-gies to overcome those challenges and ensure food security and adapta┬Čtion policies that ensure sustainable food production system. The complex connections between water, food security and climate change will create significant negative impact on food production and therefore the paper aims to produce and disseminate strategic information on adopting food production system to climate change from national to farm level.
Key words: Climate Change; Water scarcity; Food security; Bahrain Food production system;
 
 
 

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