The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has condensed the wide-reaching appraisal of food and farming in Chapter 7 of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report into a brief analysis paper. The briefing note starts with where we are at with climate change in the 2010s, then looks ahead 15 years to impacts and adaptation in the 2030s, before touching finally on the 2050s and beyond. It focuses on the food and farming of the half a billion small-scale croppers, livestock keepers and fishers who are most immediately dependent on agricultural systems for their livelihoods.
Vermeulen, S. Climate change, food security and small-scale producers. CCAFS Info Brief. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2014) 9 pp.