Report Calls for More Resilient Food Systems

A study led by the University of Colorado, Boulder, produced a report published in One Earth that calls for increased collaboration to build a more resilient global food supply. Global food security faces many threats, ranging from limited water supply to heat waves, droughts, and political instability, but researchers say that building more resilient food systems in general could help strengthen food security in the face of any or all of these threats. According to the study’s lead author, “It doesn’t matter whether it’s a climate, environmental or political shock to the system—if you have resilient systems in place, they’ll be able to deal with all the different kinds of shocks.” This study surveyed experts in food security about top priorities for promoting food security, and many respondents prioritized food system diversification.