Past Seminar

How Will Climate Change Affect Our Global Food Supply?

Jan 28, 2015

About the Event

According to recent studies, climate change could reduce agricultural productivity, decreasing global food supplies and harming households that rely on crops, livestock, and fisheries for income. How much do we actually know about how climate change might impact agriculture? What types of policies can be developed today to help protect against the worst of these impacts?

At this RFF seminar, experts examined recent research on this important topic and discuss how the United States and other countries are addressing the challenge. Panelists presented new methods to quantify the climate vulnerability of farm households, demonstrated in major studies in Africa, South Asia, and the US Pacific Northwest. They also addressed recent work currently underway at the US Department of Agriculture and the World Bank.


Yusuke Kuwayama, Fellow, RFF


John M. Antle, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University; and University Fellow, RFF
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Elizabeth Marshall, Economist, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture
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Holger A. Kray, Lead Agriculture Economist, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank Group
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  • Yusuke Kuwayama, Fellow and VALUABLES Consortium Director for Socioeconomic Studies, Resources for the Future