Climate change will affect agricultural production, said the FAO

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Global climate change will affect not only agricultural production, but also on the circuits of international trade, said in a public statement Monday the report of the food and agriculture organization of the UN (FAO) «the State of agricultural commodity markets».

«The present publication focuses on the complex and not fully researched the relationship between agricultural trade, climate change and food security. It is clear that we can’t fight hunger without adaptation and mitigation of climate change in agriculture and food systems. It is also clear that its uneven effect will affect trade routes and international trade model», – said the Director General of FAO Graziano da Silva.

At the same time, international trade cooperation is a «powerful tool of reaction» to the negative impact of global warming on food security, the report notes. Various options provided for the Paris climate agreement and agreements under the world trade organization, to promote measures of mutual support and the relationship of these agreements to combat hunger and climate change.

«By the middle of this century, higher average temperatures, changes in precipitation, increased levels of the seas, increasing frequency and intensity of severe weather events, as well as the possibility of increasing damage from pests and diseases are expected to affect cereal production and livestock breeding, fisheries and aquaculture,» the report says.

Extensive document also contains a deep analysis of the development of selkhozstroi in the period 2000 to 2016, also demonstrates a model that will allow the international trade of agricultural products to adapt and meet the challenges associated with climate.

«The discussion and implementation of policies for adaptation to climate change and mitigate its consequences allow us to proceed to the gradual transition that is required in agriculture to meet the challenges of our time», — noted in the study.

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