The Impact Of Climate Change On Food Security In Balochistan

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Dr. Huma Zafar , Dr. Muneera , Dr. Ayesha Gul , Prof. Dr. Gul Hasan , Dr. Syed Shahab Uddin


Climate change has a rigorous impact on humans and other animals on earth. There is a strong and consistent global trend regarding the effects of climate change on crop productivity, which may have implications for food availability. Balochistan is one of the most vulnerable provinces in Pakistan to climate change, which challenges its food security. The primary effects have been identified as: reduced agricultural production; changes in the suitability of land for crop production; changes in patterns of rainfall; an increase in temperature could lead to a longer growing season; increased irrigation; planting and harvesting changes; decreased arability; more pests; a risk to fisheries; and undernutrition. In Balochistan, there is no proper planning or attention given to climate change and adaptation practices. This research study investigates the negative impacts of climate change on food security in Balochistan and the ignorance of the government on this alarming issue. With the changing climate, there may be food security in Balochistan in the near future. To handle the situation and execute accepted and suitable policies and programs, it needs more successful, useful, and adaptable strategies. This study recommended that the government of Balochistan, together with all the stakeholders, use and adopt immediate actions and systematic solutions to reduce the negative impacts of climate change on food security in Balochistan.

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