The world food problem and the role of climate
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 57, Issue 4, pages 189–195, April 1976
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1976), The world food problem and the role of climate, Eos Trans. AGU, 57(4), 189–195, doi:10.1029/EO057i004p00189.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Recent events in the world food market have highlighted the present urgent need for restoring and maintaining adequate food reserves. Drought and subsequent famine on the Indian subcontinent and in the sub-Sahara region have demonstrated the gravity of the present world food situation and the extent to which it depends on climatic influences. Climate plays a crucial role in a nation's viability. A nation that cannot feed itself must be able to obtain food from producing nations or suffer epidemic disease, famine, and loss of inhabitants by death or migration.