Food Systems Handbook Roundtable #2 - Temperature Extremes

Food Systems Handbook Roundtable #2 - Temperature Extremes

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A few days of extremely high temperatures can be enough to damage crops and cause food insecurity. Join to discuss possible interventions!

About this event

This event will focus on one of the drivers of food insecurity we* have identified as particularly important: the impact of temperature extremes on crops. According to the 2012 Special Report of the IPCC, climate change contributes to an increase in the frequency, length, and intensity of such extreme heat events in most land areas.

We hope to bring together a group of experts in this area from a variety of backgrounds, to discuss the Food Systems Handbook's findings on potential adaptation and interventions, identify any important points we've not covered in our research, and to generally add nuance to our work beyond what we could achieve through desktop research alone.

We have created a brief background and overview of interventions related temperature extremes. We invite you to have a look in preparation for the event. You can find the write-up here.

This event is also open to non-experts - those who are simply interested in this area and would like to learn more about the impact of crop disease and pests on food security, as well as the Food Systems Handbook's mission.

This event will be hosted twice on the same day to accommodate people in different time zones:

For Asia and Africa/Europe the session #1 will start at 8 am CET (or 3 pm Singapore Time) (you can register for session #1 here).

For the Americas and Africa/Europe the second session will start at 11 am EST (or 5 pm CET). Click here to join via zoom.

*The Food Systems Handbook is an independent, not-for-profit project which aims to understand and advocate for the most effective interventions to tackle the greatest global food security issues. Our team conducts research into current and future drivers of famine and severe acute food insecurity, as well as the evidence-base behind the interventions which are being used to mitigate the negative effects of these drivers. We will use our research and our broad network (spanning the academic, policy, private, humanitarian, and development sectors) to advocate for the most effective interventions, and hopefully have a significant impact on food security policy in the most hard-hit regions of the world.

We are looking forward to discussing these important topics with you!