FAO: Climate Change in South America impact global food security

The FAO Regional Conference is held every two years to organize an agenda (Photo: Andina)

The United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO, for its acronym in English), indicated that droughts and rising temperatures that cause climate change in South America, will affect future food security in the world.
“It is a matter of the future but of the present and the impacts are much greater than we thought,” said foreign journalists Wednesday José Graziano da Silva, director general of the FAO, at the start of a regional meeting with ministers Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Sustained this idea indicating that repeated droughts, as currently occurring in southern Brazil, is a sign that climate change is not a matter of the future.
“South America has become a breadbasket of the world. Impact on South America affects the world food security. And we’re already seeing,” he said.
He asserted that climate change will affect the economic level to bring uncertainty. “The idea that the world had become a large supermarket, you could buy what I wanted when I wanted to be had. (…). Had achieved a full supply situation. Climate change now reintroduces the theme that do not know what will happen. “Uncertainty affects all trade, determine the volatility of international commodity prices, and almost obligation of countries to ensure domestic supply, with policies that had already abandoned emergency inventories as having said.
FAO conducted from Tuesday in Santiago de Chile in the XXXIII Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, with the main objective to define new actions to strengthen the struggle for the eradication of hunger.
At the meeting the ministers linked to the areas of agriculture, environment and social development from 33 countries, who will discuss the implementation of governance to ensure food security in Latin America involved.
Indeed, the FAO argues that Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that shows more progress in dealing with these scourges in the past two decades, during which eight countries managed to eradicate hunger, while another 15 reduced it by 50 percent .