Fact Sheet: Managing risks to food security

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Risk management across all aspects of the food supply chain can reduce vulnerability to many of the potential impacts of climate change and benefit the community, business and policy makers and NGOs.

Australia’s food security is vulnerable to many of the potential impacts of climate change. Applying best practice risk management across all aspects of the food supply chain can reduce this vulnerability. Doing so will help ensure food security across Australia with benefits for the community, commercial firms, policy makers, regulatory enforcers and non-profit organisations involved.

Food supply may be restricted by a combination of a hotter, drier and more variable climate, subsidised competition from biofuel crops and shifts in land use from agriculture to urban development. This means that food availability and prices could become less predictable in Australia and offshore.

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

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