Climate change risks affect food production in many ways like yield loss, poor yield quality, loss of product quality. This may result in input shortages, supply chain interruptions, price volatility and in some cases even food insecurity. Recognising the problem, identifying the risks and responding with adaptation measures can help agri-food businesses to minimise their risks and strengthen resilience.
Responding to the effects of a changing climate will also provide opportunities for new climate resilient products and services and new markets. A growing number of agri-food companies is using our knowledge on climate change impact to strengthen their supply chain.
Wageningen Environmental Research offers user-driven climate services for climate risk assessment and identifies cost-effective adaptation strategies for climate-resilient agri-food chains. We also support policymakers to develop and implement policies for a climate-proof agrifood sector.