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Food Security risks for Austria caused by climate change

Project Leader
Eitzinger Josef, BOKU Project Leader
Duration:
01.07.2011-31.12.2013
Programme:
Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP) - Individual Project
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
AGES - Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit GmbH, Spargelfeldstraße 191, 1220 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing GmbH, Dresdner Straße 68a, 1200 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Austrian Association for Agricultural Research, Sterngasse 11, 1010 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Austrian Chambers of Agriculture, Schauflergasse 6 , 1010 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University Salzburg |, 5020 Salzburg , Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Schlatzer Martin, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Funded by
Klima- und Energiefonds, Gumpendorferstrasse 5/22, 1060 Wien, Austria
Abstract
Food security is recognized as threat by the UN, the US and the EU since 2008.
Climate change will influence agricultural production potentials in Austria and in regions, from where Austria imports feedingstuffs and food. Beyond that the resilience of Austrian food supply will be affected by threats caused by political conflicts, by social and political riots for feed, food and water and by a global competition for agricultural commodities agricultural land and energy needed for agricultural production. The aim of the project is the realisation of a risk analysis on food security risks in Austria. The project will develop threat scenarios and asses them within a risk analysis. The risk analysis will lead to political recommendations regarding food security risk communication and food security risk management.
Keywords
climatology; Agrometeorology; Global warming; agricultural policy; food production and distribution;
Climate Change; food security; risk management ;
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