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Climate change and food security – some conceptual considerations

Weber, Eberhard (2011) Climate change and food security – some conceptual considerations. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture, 15 (1 & 2). pp. 85-97. ISSN 1016-7774

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Research on climate change and the impact on food security needs to incorporate changes in perspectives and priorities that came up in the past 30 years with emerging new paradigms in the field of food security research The challenges ahead, when looking at climate change and its impact on food security for the societies of Pacific Islands, is to embrace more holistic community-based approaches that take into account cultural, social, environmental and economic realities of small island societies that continue to depend on a mix of subsistence and commercial economy. It is particularly necessary for disciplines that have played a major role in food security discourses in the past (and need and will do this also in future) to embrace the paradigm changes of the past 30 years. Sadly, many science disciplines are not fully aware of how issues of food security are discussed outside science, and what social scientists consider crucial when assessing food security. Under such conditions interdisciplinary research efforts remain often unsatisfactory, providing few or no solutions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, food security, livelihood security, Pacific Islands
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Depositing User: Eberhard Weber
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 05:32
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 05:32

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