Climate change offsets income growth benefits

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Food Security CASE Maps: Interactive Climate, Agriculture, and Socio-Economic Maps is based on analysis in IFPRI’s December 2010 report: Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results Policy Options. One of the report's four main messages is highlighted here.

Climate change offsets some of the benefits of income growth.

Climate change exacerbates the challenges in reducing the number of malnourished children, although the effects are mitigated by economic development. For all regions, the negative productivity effects of climate change reduce food availability and human well-being. Climate change results in even higher world prices in 2050. It causes an increase of between 8.5 and 10.3 percent in the number of malnourished children in all developing countries, relative to perfect mitigation.

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