Food Security: Implementing food security risk management

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Case Studies

Managing risk effectively is delivering competitive advantages to leading food organisations. Risk management expertise is helping them successfully adapt to climate variability, providing additional benefits such as lower costs, better marketing and more precise timing of their activities. By adapting to the extremes of present-day climate, organisations enhance their understanding of, and resilience to, future climate change.

The NCCARF-funded Food Security, Risk Management and Climate Change project looked at the impact of climate variability and change on food security and managing risk. Case studies revealed that precise timing of actions to invest and divest, completing scheduled activities and executing planned responses to extreme events were actions common to food organisations managing their exposure to climate risk and uncertainty. Read on to learn how leading food organisations are adapting to climate change and managing their risk.

This document summarises key findings from the NCCARF report Food Security, Risk Management and Climate Change. Please cite as: NCCARF Food Security: Implementing food security risk management CS-1/2012, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast. pp.2.

See the project final report: Food security, risk management and climate change