Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Food Security in Southeast Asia
By Srivatsan V. Raghavan , Jiang Ze, Jina Hur, Liu Jiandong, Nguyen Ngoc Son, Sun Yabin, and Liong Shie-Yui
ERIA Discussion Paper 2016-41
Posted: March 2017
Climate and agriculture are closely linked, as weather and climate are the primary factors in agricultural production. Due to high levels of CO2, future projections of climate change indicate increasing temperatures and varied rainfall, both which will have major impacts on the agricultural sector. In this context, this paper assesses food security with respect to climate changes over Southeast Asia, with a focus on southern Viet Nam. This multidisciplinary study integrates regional climate modelling, agricultural science-crop modelling and risk assessments, which form the base for the creation of regional/local information products that will have direct societal applications. This study is useful for assessing socio-economic risks and leads to opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, which will bring direct benefits to the Southeast Asian/Association of Southeast Asian Nations region to develop adequate adaptive practices towards risk management, food security, diversification, and planning.