Categories: Land Use, Crop Monitoring, Water Consumption, Flood Monitoring

One of the most significant impacts of climate variability and climate change is the potential increase of food insecurity and malnutrition. All the components of food security are affected by climate related issues: Crop quantity and quality as well as yield are affected by the change and variability of climate patterns such as rainfall or temperature, threatening food availability; the deterioration of the agro-climatic conditions could lead to the increase of the price of major crops, affecting the food access to low income population; climate risks are tightly woven with calorie intake, recurrent extreme events lead to the modification of the traditional diet affecting the health conditions in societies with low coping and adaptation capacity; food stability is also threatened by the occurrence of uneven phenomena affecting food production.