Addressing food insecurity and climate change in Malaysia: Current Evidence and Way Forward

Jemilah, Mahmood * and Rajaram, Nadia N * and Guinto, Renzo R * (2022) Addressing food insecurity and climate change in Malaysia: Current Evidence and Way Forward. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 29 (6). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2180-4303

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Access to sufficient, nutritious food is an urgent, mounting global problem that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, up to 30% of the global population faced food insecurity, a 4% increase from the preceding year, with great variation across regions (1). The highest levels of food insecurity were reported in the African continent, where more than half the population (59%) reported poor access to food (1). The largest impact of the pandemic, however, was observed in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the pandemic led to an almost 10% increase in food insecurity in just over a year, resulting in 41% of the population living with food insecurity (1). In Asia, the prevalence of food insecurity increased by 3% to 26% in 2020 (1). The pandemic highlighted how vulnerable current food systems are, especially in emerging economies that rely on large-scale agriculture and international food trade. Without intervention, the global food-insecure population is expected to rise by another 10% by 2050 (2), or more if another global catastrophe strikes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: planetary health
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Sunway University > University Centres > Sunway Centre for Planetary Health
Depositing User: Ms Yong Yee Chan
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2023 10:01
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 10:01

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