By Jessica Fanzo, Rebecca McLaren, Claire Davis, and Jowel Choufani
The paper uses a food systems approach to analyze the bidirectional relationships between climate change and food and nutrition along the entire food value chain. It then identifies adaptation and mitigation interventions for each step of the food value chain to move toward a more climate-smart, nutrition-sensitive food system. The study focuses on poor rural farmers, a population especially vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change on nutrition, although we recognize that there are other vulnerable populations, including urban poor and rural populations working outside of agriculture. Although this report does not explicitly exclude overweight and obesity, it focuses primarily on undernutrition because this nutritional status is currently more prevalent than overnutrition among our target population.
Jessica Fanzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agriculture at the Berman Institute, the School of Advanced International Studies, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. Jessica also serves as director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program. Rebecca McLaren (email@example.com) and Claire Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) are senior research program coordinator and research program coordinator, respectively, in the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Jowel Choufani (email@example.com) is a senior research assistant in the Environment and Production Technology Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA.