The effects of climate change in some geographical regions are frequently the subject of research and projects. Consequently, knowledge and analysis on the cross-border climate vulnerabilities of food systems have hardly received any attention.
CREATE aims to develop a novel cross-border climate risk/impact assessment methodology for food value chains based on embedded resource use (e.g., water, land, carbon) trade concept that maps representative connections between European socio-economic activities and remote climatic hazards in Africa and Turkey.
Activities & Expected Results
CREATE’s assessment on climate starts from the farm level in Africa and Turkey, focusing on crop yield changes under different climatic stressors and translates these impacts in a cascading way to the food systems and value chain in the EU in terms of vulnerabilities. It also examines the socio-economic and environmental effects of trade relations.
-The study will focus on four case studies:
- The Netherlands (Europe, importing country),
- Turkey (Europe, importing/exporting country),
- Morocco (Africa, exporting country), and
- Egypt (Africa, exporting country).
-Workshops will be held with stakeholders and cross-border climate risk analysis will be carried out individually.
-Cross-border products will be determined that will affect the countries mutually in case of a possible lack of supply due to the climate crisis.
-Climate vulnerabilities of key crops and food products, water risks and impacts in the regions will be determined
– The project outputs will increase awareness of the risks posed by climate change for the agro-food trade and the economy. Through case studies, governments (macro-scale), communities (meso-scale) and producers (micro-scale) will gain essential insights into mitigating the consequences of climate change on the agri-food trade.
01/09/2021 – 31/08/2023
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