Extreme weather events cause significant damage to global food production and disrupt supply chains
Disruptions to food and fibre supply chains caused by storms or droughts
Prices of key food crops could increase by 50% to 120% as early as 2030
The number of people at risk of hunger is projected to increase by 10% to 20% by 2040, with 65% of these people living in sub-Saharan Africa
The ARISE project is a series of effective work programmes focusing on five key areas.
These include predicting the likelihood of extreme weather events, assessing weather and agricultural risk to farmers, managing supply chain risk for farmers, value chains, and countries, demonstrating livelihood impacts for smallholder farmers, and enabling optimum decision-making metrics for all stakeholders.
A number of universities across Europe are working together with global institutions, supply chain stakeholders and smallholder farmers to build resilient and sustainable agricultural production systems that protect smallholder farmers and value chain actors alike from climate and weather risks.