Impact of slow-onset events related to Climate Change on food security in Latin America and the Caribbean

Elsevier, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021
Authors: 
Abeldano Zuniga R.A., Lima G.N., Gonzalez Villoria A.M.

This review article assesses evidences published in the past two years on the links among slow-onset events, food security and poverty as well as the strategies focused on reducing specific problems, those implemented in the countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. It is here, where slow-onset events related to Climate Change pose significant challenges intricately linked to poverty and food security; mainly as a result of a great economic and social dependence, strongly conditioned by environmental factors. In this study, the authors include the main adaptive strategies they found in the literature reviewed: water improvement as a primary adaptive strategy for agriculture, apart from the ones that use geographic information systems technologies for monitoring vulnerable areas, diversification of cultures, adoption of agroecological practices, reduction of the gender gap in land governance, and implementation of educational strategies.