Photo taken at: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
According to the United Nations of Food and Agriculture Organization, climate change will have a serious impact on food security for millions of people in the Philippines. A spokesperson for the @unfao warned that crop yields are expected to decline by 25% in tropical countries like the Philippines, but noted that food production should ideally be increasing in order to adjust to the ever growing population worldwide. The 2017 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) indicates that the Philippines is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and it dropped from 74th to 79th in its ranking out of 113 countries. As a result of climate change, the Philippines has suffered extreme weather events with stronger and more frequent storms and increasingly destructive typhoons. Due to more extreme weather patterns, Filipino farmers are struggling to produce plentiful harvests of their crops which is in turn causing food insecurity and an increase in cases of malnutrition.