Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report reveals the climatic change has a negative impact on rice production, and a general increase in food prices and the cost of living in the rural poverty parts of Asia.
The report Climate Change 2014 Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability of the IPCC launched on 16th Oct says that rice is a staple food of Asia and about 90% of rice production in world is from Asia.
Climatic change in the regions like western Japan, eastern China, the southern part of the Indochina peninsula, and the northern part of South Asia is most vulnerable.
However the report brings good news for Pakistani rice and bad news for wheat farmers in Pakistan.
Warming Temperature has decreased the wheat production area in Indo- Gangetic Plains of South Asia by about 50%.
Report also reveals the total loss Asia has to suffered in the natural calamities. Asia is most vulnerable for the natural disasters in the period from 2000-2008, accounting for the second highest proportion (27.5 per cent) of the total global economic loss. Several Floods in Indian State, Mumbai has affected both climatic and non-climatic factors.
The impact of Climate change varies differently in different areas affecting both food production and food security in Asia. People living in low-lying coastal zones and flood plains are probably most at risk from climate change impacts in Asia.