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Environmental change and food security : the special case of small island developing states

Show simple item record Lowitt, Kristen Saint Ville, Arlette Lewis, Patsy Hickey, Gordon M. 2016-04-04T12:38:35Z 2016-04-04T12:38:35Z 2015 2015
dc.identifier.citation Lowitt, K., Saint Ville, A.S., Lewis, P., & Hickey, G.M. (2015). Environmental change and food security: the special case of small island developing states. Regional Environmental Change, 15(7), 1293-1298. doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0849-3 en
dc.description.abstract Small island developing states (SIDS) are recognized as a special case for sustainable development due to the unique set of challenges and vulnerabilities they face. While SIDS are a diverse group of nations, most share characteristics of small size, limited land availability, insularity, susceptibility to natural disasters and deep integration into global markets that make them particularly vulnerable to global environmental and economic change processes. Although there has been considerable research into the impacts of global change processes on small island vulnerability, much less attention has been paid to their resilience, particularly at the intersection of environmental and economic change and the consequences for food security. This paper presents an overview of the social–ecological vulnerabilities that drive food and nutrition insecurity in different SIDS contexts and considers how policies and governance arrangements might better support more resilient and sustainable small island food systems drawing from the collection of papers in this Special Issue. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 1293-1298) en
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dc.publisher Spinger en
dc.subject COMPLEXITY en
dc.subject ADAPTATION en
dc.title Environmental change and food security : the special case of small island developing states en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106525
idrc.project.title Improving the Nutrition and Health of CARICOM Populations (CIFSRF) en
idrc.copyright.holder Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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