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Tackling Climate Change through Plant Breeding and Better Use of Plant Genetic Resources

November 9th, 2009

Climate change threatens to push the number of hungry even higher in the decades to come, due to new challenges to agriculture and food production. Temperatures across the world could rise up to 6oC by 2050. The main challenges from climate change to agriculture and food production are the more frequent and severe drought and floods, and higher pressure from insects and diseases. Plant Breeding is a solution for food security in unfavorable environments. Read more in this leaflet published by the Global Partnership Initiative for Plant Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB).

GIPB is a global platform facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department – Plant Production and Protection Division and is based in Rome, Italy. Visit the GIPB Knowledge Resource Center.