Millions of people around the world face uncertain supplies of food.
Food security, or the ability of people to access food, is usually discussed in the context of sustainable development. Yet it is also linked to health, environment and trade. Browse below DW content on the topic of food security.
In Africa's Great Lakes region, many people depend on fish for both food and income. But as more people eat more fish, wild fish stocks in the region have declined. Some have turned to cage fish farming as a solution. But should food security outweigh environmental concerns?
When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.
Rising temperatures and risk of extreme drought could severely affect yields of barley, one of beer's main ingredients, in the future. This means the beloved beverage, along with other luxuries, could go up in price — especially in beer-loving European countries. Anne-Sophie Brändlin reports.
Drought in the Horn of Africa, flooding in East Africa, mudslides in Sierra Leone, snow in high altitude areas of the Sahara Desert. Superstorms, heatwaves, hail storms, high winds. Africa is battling with extreme weather, which is impacting its food security and affecting its poorest citizens the most. But to what extent is extreme weather in Africa the result of climate change?